Maze Procedure (Surgical)

The maze procedure is indicated for some patients with atrial fibrillation. The procedure is named for the "maze" of new electrical pathways surgeons create for impulses to travel through the heart.
Patients referred to the Atrial Arrhythmia Program at UW Hospital and Clinics are assessed by both the cardiac surgical team and the electrophysiology cardiology team, which specializes in the electrical function of the heart.