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Irregular Heart Rhythm Treatment

  • What is Catheter Atrial Fibrillation Ablation?

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    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disorder, and is usually picked up when your doctor detects an irregular pulse and then performs an electrocardiogram (ECG) to confirm the irregular heart rhythm.

    Patients with AF may be at a higher risk of developing a stroke due to the increased possibility of a blood clot forming inside their heart chambers. They are also at risk of developing a weakened heart muscle and suffering heart failure, because AF can affect the heart muscle's efficiency at pumping blood around the body.

    Many factors, including age and overall heart health, play a part in determining appropriate treatment for AF.

    Catheter ablation is a non-surgical procedure where a thin catheter with electrodes is carefully inserted into the blood vessels and directed into the abnormal site of the heart that is causing the irregular beats. The exact site is then accurately localised and radiofrequency energy will be delivered to target, or ablate (remove), the affected area.

    This technique uses a 3D mapping system that allows our specialists to combine electrical information from inside your heart with the heart's anatomy.

  • Studies have reported that patients’ conditions have improved greatly after undergoing catheter AF ablation, with success rates of up to 95 – 98% even after medication is stopped. Clinical studies have also demonstrated that catheter AF ablation is more effective at restoring and maintaining a normal heart rhythm compared to medication. This reduces the need for lifelong treatment and the side effects linked with medication. There is also evidence that catheter ablation can improve heart function.

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