How Your Heart Arrhythmias Can Be Wiped Out With Ablation

Radiofrequency treatment zaps abnormal cardiac rhythms
Wiping Out Heart Arrhythmias

Your heart’s electrical system is the power source that keeps your heart beating regularly. When something goes wrong with the heart’s “wiring,” you can develop an arrhythmia, which is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat.

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In this white board session, Walid Saliba, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Electrophysiology Lab, explains how a procedure called a catheter ablation helps to identify the source of an arrhythmia and eliminate it. In this minimally invasive, high-tech procedure, radiofrequency currents help destroy areas in which abnormal electrical impulses originate, which in turn restores your heart’s normal rhythm.



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