Ablation is a procedure to treat some types of abnormal heart rhythms or arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. A physician will use a specialized catheter that can deliver radiofrequency energy to an area of heart muscle that is conducting extra impulses. The RF energy once applied will cause the heart muscles cells to stop conducting impulses thus restore the heart to regular rhythm. Ablation destroys the abnormal heart tissue without damaging the rest of the heart.
Ablation is typically performed when medicines are not effective, not tolerated or not convenient.
This procedure is performed in the hospital in a special room called the electrophysiology (EP) lab and can take from 2 to 4 hours to complete.
Our doctors have many years of experience and advanced training and knowledge in ablation procedure. They perform the ablations in dedicated electrophysiology labs with a highly trained dedicated team. The patients we see in consultation are patients who have symptoms of palpitations, heart “fluttering”, or “skipped beats” or those patients who have already been diagnosed by their physician with an arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, or a supraventricular tachycardia. Our doctors, our nurses and our staff will inform you and guide you through every step of your experience, from making an initial consultation appointment, to scheduling your procedure, and to your follow up care after the procedure.
We are committed to maintaining a comfortable and safe place for your health and continuity of care.