catheter ablation therapy

catheter ablation therapy

Cardiology A nonsurgical technique in which an electrode catheter is introduced into the veins of the arms or legs and advanced into the heart; if an abnormal electric pathway of depolarization is identified in the conduction system–as is commonly the case with SVT or WPW syndrome–it is 'zapped' with a high intensity–> 25 joules radiofrequency wave to neutralize it
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Patients who do not respond to drug treatment may be treated using radio frequency catheter ablation therapy, which is used to isolate the areas of pathological tissue responsible for AF.
The SmartTouch is the first catheter ablation therapy in the United States with direct contact force technology, and AFib patients who have opted for the process have experienced a 35 to 40 percent improvement (better quality of life, decreased need for medication and reduction of stroke risk).
Those who are aware I played a pioneering role in the development of catheter ablation therapy of arrhythmias may be surprised to learn I don't believe it to be the treatment of choice in patients with atrial fibrillation who have failed a single antiarrhythmic agent.
Physicians who are aware that I played a pioneering role in the development of catheter ablation therapy of arrhythmias may be surprised to learn that I don't believe it to be the treatment of choice in patients with atrial fibrillation who have failed a single antiarrhythmic agent.