MAZEs in Medicine



Mazes aren't just great for your mind! There's a new procedure called MAZE doctors are using, which is brilliant!

The maze procedure is a surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation. It can also be called a surgical ablation.

The surgeon can use small incisions, radio waves, freezing, or microwave or ultrasound energy to create scar tissue. The scar tissue, which does not conduct electrical activity, blocks the abnormal electrical signals causing the arrhythmia. The scar tissue directs electric signals through a controlled path, or maze, to the lower heart chambers (ventricles).

This information comes from webmd.com. If you would like to read it in full, click HERE.

And here we thought there were already enough reasons to appreciate a great maze!

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