Catheter Ablation

Catheter ablation is a procedure that uses energy to make small scars in your heart tissue to prevent abnormal electrical signals from moving through your heart. Radiofrequency (RF) ablation uses high-energy, locally delivered RF signals to make the scars. Cryoablation uses extremely cold temperatures to make the scars. Sometimes, laser light energy is used.

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  • Syndication ID: 16486
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Content Published: Friday, December 09, 2016 at 12:00 PM
  • Date Syndication Captured: Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11:28 AM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 12:50 AM


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