The Atrioventricular Node or AV Node is a vital electrical connection bridging the atria to the ventricles. This AV node is an important passageway for electrical impulses to reach your ventricles.
The AV node ablation is a procedure to eliminate the impact of disorganised or very rapid heartbeats or Atrial Fibrillation. It is a simple procedure wherein radiofrequency energy effectively “knocks out” the AV node. This will prevent any electrical short-circuits in the atria from reaching the ventricles. If you have an AV node ablation, you will need a permanent pacemaker to control your heart rhythm.
Fortunately, if you need an AV node ablation and pacemaker implantation, you have come to the right specialist. Dr. Karthigesan is a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist pioneering in device therapy and interventional cardiology. Thanks to his expertise, thousands of patients have improved their quality of life under his medical care and guidance.
Prior to the procedure, you will require the following diagnostic tests, along with your medical history:
Generally, the procedure will last upto an hour. It is performed under sedation in a cardiac catheter lab to help you feel comfortable. The cath lab is a special room designated for these cardiac procedures. It has a patient table and other vital equipment like an X-ray machine, ECG monitors, electrophysiology system, etc.