Physician's assistant Jeff Mello assists Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon James Longoria (center) looks at a monitor while he performs a maze procedure at Sutter Memorial Hospital.
Physician's assistant Jeff Mello assists Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon James Longoria (center) looks at a monitor while he performs a maze procedure at Sutter Memorial Hospital. Randy Pench/MCT
Physician's assistant Jeff Mello assists Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon James Longoria (center) looks at a monitor while he performs a maze procedure at Sutter Memorial Hospital. Randy Pench/MCT

Less-invasive surgery brings misfiring hearts back into line

July 20, 2007 02:24 PM