Has your heart ever beaten rapidly or slower than normal? You could be having an arrhythmia or an irregular heart rhythm. Arrhythmias are common, and millions of people experience these abnormal heartbeats at some point in their lives.
Heart arrhythmias occur when your heart’s electrical signals coordinating your heartbeats do not work properly. The best medical solution to restore your normal heartbeat is to undergo heart rhythm procedures that examine how and why your heart is pumping abnormally.
Dr. Karthigesan is the right specialist for treating irregular heart rhythms. He is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Cardiac Device and Electrophysiology Specialist certified by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners, USA.
Besides his experience performing thousands of heart rhythm procedures, Dr. Karthigesan is also well-known for pioneering work in interventional cardiology and device therapy. He is an expert in performing complex ablation procedures involving radio frequency, pacemakers and devices, and revisions of existing devices. As a transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographer, he has extensive experience in interventional cardiac procedures, such as coronary angiograms.
While performing a heart rhythm procedure, Dr. Karthigesan will attempt to treat heart arrhythmia to minimise your symptoms and disease progression. He will further test your heart condition with the latest mapping technology and cardiac catheters.
Radiofrequency (RF) Catheter Ablation
In RF ablation, radiofrequency energy is delivered to the heart through catheters to detect and heat the abnormal heart tissues causing irregular heartbeat.
Cryo Catheter Ablation
This is a less invasive medical procedure that utilises freezing energy (cryo) instead of heat to precisely disable specific heart tissue causing irregular heartbeats.
PSVT – RF Ablation
PSVT or SVT ablation creates tiny scars in the heart using cold or heat energy to block faulty electrical signals.
Atrial Flutter Ablation
In atrial flutter ablation, scar tissues are created in the upper chambers of your heart. These scars will block the abnormal heart signals causing atrial flutter.
Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Similar to SVT ablation, atrial fibrillation ablation also uses heat or cold energy to generate tiny scars in the pulmonary vein ostia to block abnormal electrical impulses and bring the heartbeat back to normalcy.
Ventricular Tachycardia [VT] Ablation
Here again, Dr. Karthigesan will utilise heat energy to make small, imperceptible scars that will block faulty electrical signals and restore the normal heartbeats.
Pacemakers, automated Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators or ICDs are some of the most common electronic devices surgically inserted into the chest to aid in the better functioning of the heart. These devices also track your heart rate and to treat serious cardiac conditions that impact your health. Dr Karthigesan may recommend the following devices: