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Can you have a catheter ablation for a heart arrhythmia?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: Catheter ablations for cardiac arrhythmias are now well-established procedures. The specifics in terms of likelihood for success and/or complications depends on the exact nature of the dysrhythmia. You should see a heart rhythm specialist called an electro physiologist for more information.
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 17 years experience
But of Course!: Can and often should. It depends on which arrhythmia though. Some can be treated by almost all electrophysiologists and some require eps with special training or competence. It can be hard to find the best person in a given area for your specific issue.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Ablation: Yes very commonly used treatment for some arrhythmia types
Last updated Jul 11, 2015


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