See larger Richard Sulat, a 64-year-old Naples patient, reflects on his minimally invasive 'Mini-Maze' surgery to treat his atrial fibrillation. The end result of the surgery isn't fully realized until six months afterward, when scar tissue have formed in a way that should block the electrical impulses that cause irregular heart beat.

Photo by Anthony Souffle, Daily News

Richard Sulat, a 64-year-old Naples patient, reflects on his minimally invasive "Mini-Maze" surgery to treat his atrial fibrillation. The end result of the surgery isn't fully realized until six months afterward, when scar tissue have formed in a way that should block the electrical impulses that cause irregular heart beat.

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