Although medications may help with atrial fibrillation (“a-fib”) and other types of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, sometimes those medicines are not able to control the condition. Minimally invasive cardiac ablation therapies can treat and often cure these heart rhythm disorders.
Cardiologists from the Pilla Heart Center and Heart Rhythm Center, specially trained in electrophysiology, conduct ablation procedures in a dedicated laboratory equipped with the latest technology.
Ablation treatment uses heat from specialized lasers or radiowave (radiofrequency) energy to seal the source of the rhythm problem and quiet overactive nerve stimulation.
The heart’s pulmonary veins often are treated during ablation therapy because they are the most common origin of erratic heart impulses. During the procedure, the pulmonary veins are isolated and neutralized with ablation techniques.
For expertise on ablation therapies, contact the specialists at Abington’s Pilla Heart Center, including the Heart Rhythm Center and Cardiothoracic Surgery.