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Types of Ablations

Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia
Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is an abnormal rapid heart rhythm originating from the lower pumping chambers of the heart (ventricles). The normal heart usually beats between 60 and 100 times per minute, with the atria contracting first, followed by the ventricles in a synchronized fashion.

Ablation of the AV Node
Ablation of the AV Node

It's rare, but sometimes you may need to have ablation of the AV node. It's the place that electrical signals pass through as they travel from the upper to the lower heart chambers. Doctors may do ablation there if you have very rapid atrial fibrillation that you can't control with medication.

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Alternative Techniques for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Alternative Techniques for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Catheter ablation is a nonsurgical way to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib), a type of irregular heartbeat. It destroys the tissue that may be causing the heartbeat to get off course. This creates scar tissue inside your heart’s chambers.

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Catheter Ablation Atrial Fibrillation
Catheter Ablation Atrial Fibrillation

WebMD explains what happens before, during, and after catheter ablation, a nonsurgical procedure that is used to treat atrial fibrillation.

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Long Standing Persistent AF
Long Standing Persistent AF

BACKGROUND Ablation of long-standing persistent atrial fibril-lation (AF) is highly variable, with differing techniques and out-comes. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to undertake a system-atic review of the literature with regard to the impact of ablation technique on the outcomes of long-standing persistent AF abla-tion.

Paroxysmal AF
Paroxysmal AF

Atrial fibrillation occurs when the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, lose their normal rhythm and beat chaotically. It’s commonly known as AF or AFib. When it happens, blood doesn’t flow through the heart and body efficiently.

Persistent AF
Persistent AF

What Is Catheter Ablation? Catheter ablation is a nonsurgical way to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib), a type of irregular heartbeat. It destroys the tissue that may be causing the heartbeat to get off course. This creates scar tissue inside your heart’s chambers. This scar tissue is a good thing. It will help your heartbeat stay in rhythm.

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Surgical Ablation Atrial Fibrillation
Surgical Ablation Atrial Fibrillation

Cardiac ablation is a medical procedure for treating arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, and atrial fibrillation (AFib). Learn more about the types of ablation, the procedures, possible risks and complications, and the recovery process.

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