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Can radiofrequency cardiac ablation help cure arrhythmia?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The more general term for the procedure is catheter ablation.
In essence the abnormal tissue in the heart that is supporting or causing the arrhythmia can be destroyed by either burning it (radiofrequency ablation) or by freezing it (cryoablation). For many arrhythmias, this treatment is highly effective with cure rates approaching 100%.

In brief: Yes

The more general term for the procedure is catheter ablation.
In essence the abnormal tissue in the heart that is supporting or causing the arrhythmia can be destroyed by either burning it (radiofrequency ablation) or by freezing it (cryoablation). For many arrhythmias, this treatment is highly effective with cure rates approaching 100%.
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It's an excellent modality for certain arrhythmias like wolf-parkinson-white and refractory atrial fibrillation.
It is also helpful for symptomatic ventricular tachycardia in conjunction with a defibrillator. Because it's invasive and carries some risk, it's not usually a first line therapy but there are exceptions.

In brief: Yes

It's an excellent modality for certain arrhythmias like wolf-parkinson-white and refractory atrial fibrillation.
It is also helpful for symptomatic ventricular tachycardia in conjunction with a defibrillator. Because it's invasive and carries some risk, it's not usually a first line therapy but there are exceptions.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: RF ablation svt

in most cases yes

In brief: RF ablation svt

in most cases yes
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Oblation is a widely used in extremely successful procedure for a variety of different cardiac rhythm problems.
The success rate for the procedure can range from 70% for atrial fibrillation to 85% for atrial tachycardia, and is much as 98% for rhythms like atrial flutter and wolf parkinson white (avrt). A cardiac electrophysiologist can give you an answer specific to your situation.

In brief: Yes

Oblation is a widely used in extremely successful procedure for a variety of different cardiac rhythm problems.
The success rate for the procedure can range from 70% for atrial fibrillation to 85% for atrial tachycardia, and is much as 98% for rhythms like atrial flutter and wolf parkinson white (avrt). A cardiac electrophysiologist can give you an answer specific to your situation.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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