I just finished watching the recorded conference on afib( see below for copy to Link). After all the top US docs talked about ablation with average success rate of 70%, then a Dr Wolf spoke about the mini- maze procedure where they go in to the chest with a laparoscope, remove the left atrial appendage and apply a band somewhere else that forms scar tissue, blocking the afib. He quoted 90% success rate, no further need for anticoagulants and off all meds in 12 weeks. He said he has need doing this procedure since 1993.
My questions are has anyone here had this or know about it? If it is that successful, why isn’t it done more?
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To your health,
Mellanie True Hills
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