Atrial Fibrillation Ablation represents a cutting-edge treatment strategy for an irregular and often rapid heart rate condition known as Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). The procedure utilises heat or cold energy to generate small scars in the left upper chamber of the heart, effectively disrupting the errant electrical signals and restoring a regular heartbeat.
This procedure becomes a vital treatment choice when medications or other therapies fail to manage the condition effectively or to avoid taking powerful and toxic anti-arrhythmic medications. In some cases, it may even be the initial line of treatment for certain patients. Atrial Fibrillation Ablation is typically performed using slender, flexible tubes, known as catheters, which are inserted through the veins leading to the heart.
Seeking the right medical expertise is crucial for such intricate procedures to avoid stroke and heart failure. Dr Karthigesan brings to the table a rich blend of experience and skill in performing Atrial Fibrillation Ablations, backed by an unwavering commitment to patient-centred care. Trust in his expertise to guide you on your journey towards heart health and rhythmical living.
To accurately diagnose AFib or rule out other conditions presenting similar symptoms, Dr Karthigesan may recommend several tests. These diagnostic procedures may encompass: