A 28-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: catheter ablation?
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Dr. Eduardo Haddad answered
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Ablation from latin means destruction. Most commonly this is applied to cardiac procedures with the goal of preventing recurrent cardiac arrythmias such as atrial fibrillation of flutter. A catheter in introduced via the venous circulation and electrophysiologic studies are performed to precise the site of the focus of electrical disturbance which is then ablated by a strong electrical current.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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