Catheter Ablation

Catheter ablation is an invasive procedure used to remove a faulty electrical pathway from the hearts of those who are prone to developing cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardias (SVT) and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

During this procedure, a physician administers electrical impulses through a catheter placed in the heart. These carefully controlled impulses modify the pathways that carry the electrical signals of the heartbeat. Ablation can correct an abnormal heart rhythm.