Cardiac ablation is a treatment for cardiac arrhythmias.
Ablation can also be used to disconnect the electrical pathway between the upper chambers and lower chambers of the heart. The type of ablation performed depends upon the type of arrhythmia.
During ablation, a doctor inserts a catheter into the heart. A machine delivers energy through the catheter to tiny areas of the heart muscle that cause the abnormal heart rhythm, “disconnecting” the pathway of the abnormal rhythm.
During the procedure:
The type of cardiac ablation performed and individual variables affect the success rate of this procedure. Please talk to a Deborah® physician about what outcome to expect.
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