Can you describe non-valvular atrial fibrillation?

Afib and no valve dx. It is atrial fibrillation and no significant valvular heart disease . It is also called " lone " atrial fibrillation. When talking about Pradaxa it means no artificial heart valves, because it does not yet have approval for that condition.
Yes. Non-valvular atrial fibrillation means that the underlying cause(s)of the atrial fibrillation is not related to rheumatic heart disease or valvular surgery, rather factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, congestive heart failure, sleep apnea, prior heart attack, alcohol, etc.

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Can you describe the maze procedure for atrial fibrillation?

MAZE and afib. In its earliest form, this was a very involved and high risk open heart surgical procedure. Over the years it has been refined to the point where it is much less risky and is often performed as part of other types of cardiac surgery. Catheter-based techniques are also used to treat afib in a less invasive way but should be performed by an experienced cardiac electrophysiologist. Read more...
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