A cardiac ablation procedure is designed to correct heart rhythm problems called arrhythmias. Ablation therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed for specific heart conditions to correct structural problems in your heart that are causing your arrhythmia.
Ablation Therapy Procedure
Your Interventional Cardiologist uses a catheter which is a long flexible tube inserted through a vein in your groin and threads it to your heart. Once inserted the catheter works by scarring or destroying tissue in your heart that is triggering your abnormal electrical signals creating your arrhythmia.
There are several types of ablation therapy. One is called radiofrequency ablation which uses heat to destroy the tissue. One type uses extreme cold and is called cryoablation. There is also the usage of lasers -laser thermal ablation or chemicals to remove the harmful tissue.
Benefits of Cardiac Ablation Therapy
The benefits of cardiac ablation therapy are vast. The main benefit is that it can spare healthy tissue. These procedures will encompass shorter hospital stays that result in faster recovery times. The risk of complication and discomfort is reduced compared to an open procedure.
It is important to talk to your Interventional Cardiologist about your treatment options and to tell your doctor if you are on any drugs or smoke before having any procedure done. Your Cardiologist will help you to determine what is the best procedure for your condition.
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