Home Faculty and Staff Hospitals and Offices Education / Fellowships Make an Appointment
Keck School of Medicine of USC - University of Southern California
Department of Surgery
Department links
Home Physicians Locations Education Society of Graduate Surgeons Contact Us Divisions and Institutes
CardioVascular Thoracic Institute
image map
Areas of Expertise Diseases & Treatments Clinical Trials Research News & Articles Videos Web Links
Patient Guides & Programs Visitor's Guide Forms & Downloads About CVTI Make a Gift Contact Us

MAZE Procedure
Cryomaze

As a treatment for atrial fibrillation, the Cryomaze procedure creates linear cryolesions (frozen scars) in the upper chamber of the heart by applying an Argon-powered cold probe to freeze the tissue. By freezing the tissue to very cold temperatures and creating electrical barriers, electrical activity is permanently blocked.

Cryomaze

The Cryomaze procedure can be performed by dividing the sternum (open chest) or via a small 7-cm right anterior thoracotomy (minimally invasive). A variety of cryoprobes are used, the most important being a rigid straight probe which that can create linear cryolesions 5-7 cm in length.

For more information:
www.ctsnet.org/sections/clinicalresources/adultcardiac/expert_tech-5.html

 

Return to MAZE Procedure

 

 

Share this page:
 
Call us for an Appointment at (323) 442-5849
MAZE Procedure
 
Department of Surgery Home Divisions Physicians Locations Contact Us Education Society of Graduate Surgeons Keck School of Medicine of USC University of Southern California