Please remember me in your prayers. Today, April 8, 2011, I will be having what is described as "minimally invasive open heart surgery" to correct a errant cardiac rhythm I have had for almost 5 years. The surgery, known as the "maze" procedure, will be performed at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute of Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA. My surgeon, Dr. Niv Ad, tells me that I should be in ICU for 24-36 hours and in the hospital for 3-5 days. I expect to recuperate at home for about 3 weeks. I might add that I am very eager to have this procedure performed in that all three of my cardiologists have spoken to me about the strong prospect for "getting my life back." Thanks.