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How does catheter ablation cure svt?

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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Very effectively.

The supraventricular tachycardia is a short-circuit of the normal heart conduction pathways.
Usually there is a small area that, if removed, would Prohibit the circuit from conducting and therefore block the svt. The catheter tip generates rf energy to scar the heart tissue in a small area, which prevents it from conducting electricity.

In brief: Very effectively.

The supraventricular tachycardia is a short-circuit of the normal heart conduction pathways.
Usually there is a small area that, if removed, would Prohibit the circuit from conducting and therefore block the svt. The catheter tip generates rf energy to scar the heart tissue in a small area, which prevents it from conducting electricity.
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Svt

by eliminating the cause leading to a short circuit or the focus or foci that are firing abnormally in the heart.

In brief: Svt

by eliminating the cause leading to a short circuit or the focus or foci that are firing abnormally in the heart.
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Rewires the heart

Electrical impulses cause the muscle fibers of the heart to contract and are carried through the heart by special fibers that act like the electrical wires in your home.
With svt, often there is an extra fiber present that allows the electrical impulses to bypass the heart's normal circuitry, leading to abnormal rhythms. Using a special catheter, this "extra" fiber can be ablated (destroyed).

In brief: Rewires the heart

Electrical impulses cause the muscle fibers of the heart to contract and are carried through the heart by special fibers that act like the electrical wires in your home.
With svt, often there is an extra fiber present that allows the electrical impulses to bypass the heart's normal circuitry, leading to abnormal rhythms. Using a special catheter, this "extra" fiber can be ablated (destroyed).
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