Surgical treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) can be discussed in two groups. The first group of patients includes the patients that cause AF, require a surgical treatment, and have another disease. This patient group can undergo an “Ablation” surgery for treatment of AF in conjunction with a heart surgery for their current problem (a coronary bypass surgery or a heart valve surgery). The success rate of such operations in returning to sinus rhythm is approximately 85% for 2 years.
The second group of patients is the patients who do not have another heart disease but only AF. This patient group can undergo an “Ablation” surgery with smaller incisions (with minimal invasive methods) for treatment of AF and constitution of sinus rhythm. We offer such patients services including surgeries for rhythm by making an incision of around 3 cm below the right and left breasts which can only be performed by a very few of centers worldwide.
In the end, Atrial Fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia which can occur with various heart diseases or alone, which reduces the quality of life and has life-threatening complications. It can be treated by drugs and angiography however the success rate of treatment is not very high. It is possible to treat Atrial Fibrillation by surgical methods, either with other heart diseases or alone. Such cardiac operations have successfully been carried out by our hospital for five years.