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Ablation therapy is a complicated business. I was up for ablation therapy once for atrial fib. but declined. You'd be wise to get a second and even a third opinion from cardiologists or electro-pathologists.

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How long does it take to recover from catheter ablation of the heart for supra ventricular tachycardia?

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Is Catheter ablation surgical?

Catheter ablation is considered a non-surgical technique

What does a catheter ablation involve?

Catheter ablation of an irregular heartbeat involves having a tube (a catheter) inserted into the heart.

What are the most common disorders that are treated by a catheter ablation?

Atrial fibrillation and flutter and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome are two of the most common disorders treated with catheter ablation.

What does a catheter ablation interrupt?

The technique of catheter ablation (meaning tube-guided removal) is used to interrupt the abnormal contractions in the heart, allowing normal heart beating to resume.

What element is delivered to targeted areas of the heart during a catheter ablation?

Catheter ablation involves delivering highly focused heat (or radio frequency energy) to specific areas of the heart.

Where do you find a description of the catheter ablation technique?

One can find a description of the catheter ablation technique from a number of sources. One such source includes Wikipedia which describes catheter ablation as a procedure to terminate or remove a faulty electrical pathway in a section of a heart. It is intended for those who tend to be prone to developing cardiac arrhythmias.

What is inserted simultaneously with the catheter during a catheter ablation procedure?

At the same time as the catheter is inserted, a second electrode is placed on the patient's skin.

What type of catheter is used to monitor left ventricular function?

swan- ganz catheter

What is a catheter ablation procedure?

The procedure can last up to and over 4 hours. The skin will be cleaned, a small cut will be made and a catheter will be inserted. A problem area will be located and the catheter used to send electrical energy to the area, destroying the problem.

What is the functionality of the electrode during a catheter ablation?

When the catheter is energized, the body conducts the energy from the catheter's tip, through the heart and to the electrode on the skin's surface, completing the circuit.

What element is generated by a catheter ablation?

Although very little electricity is given off by the catheter, the instrument does generate a large amount of heat.