Cardiac ablation is a process carried out by an interventional cardiologist, a specialist who is trained in performing various procedures for heart problems. This procedure deals with threading catheters via a blood vessel and into heart. Cardiologists will use electrodes to render a safe electrical pulse in the areas of heart for treating an irregular heartbeat. Treatment for tachyarrhythmias has been revolutionized by radiofrequency catheter ablation that has become the first line therapy for few tachycardias.
Right candidate for cardiac ablation
Sometimes your heart would beat so fast, or unevenly or too slowly. This heart rhythm issues are called arrhythmias and can be treated sometimes with cardiac ablation. Arrhythmias are more common, especially among older adults and also in people with diseases affecting their heart. Many people who live with arrhythmias do not have dangerous symptoms or require medical attention. Other people lead normal lives with the help of medication. Cardiac Ablation Treatment may also be helpful for patients with particular kinds of arrhythmia including AV nodal reentrant tachycardia, accessory pathway, artrial fibrillation and arterial flutter and ventricular tachycardia.
Benefits of cardiac ablation treatment
Catheter ablation treatment is intended for treating arterial fibrillation. Along with a complete treatment program, catheter ablation improves quality of life and reduces or eliminates the unpleasant signs of arterial fibrillation such as fatigue, shortness of breath or weakness. Some patients need more than one procedure of catheter ablation. In few other cases, patients would not need further drug treatment after obtaining catheter ablation procedure.