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Radiofrequency Ablation

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Each year, some 4 million people in the U.S. experience heart arrhythmia, and radiofrequency ablation is emerging as a successful treatment in many cases. A group of conditions that disrupt the heart’s natural rhythm, arrhythmia can lead to more serious conditions if not managed and treated. Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute physicians are experienced in treating arrhythmia with the latest, most advanced procedures, including radiofrequency ablation. Our goal is to provide effective treatment while minimizing your hospital stay and recovery period.

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Radiofrequency ablation is a catheter-assisted procedure used to treat atrial fibrillation that has not responded to medical management. One of three types of catheter ablation performed for cardiovascular conditions, RF ablation is delivered via a catheter inserted into an artery in the groin area. The catheter is threaded up to the specific area of the heart that is causing irregular heartbeat. The catheter is guided through the body by x-rays projecting images in real time. Through an electrode attached to the end of the catheter, radio waves are transmitted directly to the dysfunctional cells, destroying them and restoring regular heart rhythm. While the patient will be able to feel the radio waves, they do not cause pain.

 

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