RF Ablation Heart Treatment Options
RF Ablation treatment through WorldMed Assist is within your financial means. We work with exceptional hospitals inside and outside the US. The international hospitals collaborate with leading US hospitals, including John Hopkins and Harvard Medical, to provide innovative medical care. Our registered nurses make all arrangements necessary for the success of your procedure. Our services carry the promise of quality medical care with individual attention to your needs.
Most importantly, we provide you with a personal touch from start until well after your return home.
Options for quality RF ablation treatment include:
- RF Ablation Treatment in the U.S.
- RF Ablation Treatment India
- RF Ablation Treatment Mexico
- RF Ablation Treatment Turkey
We also provide information on costs:
What is radiofrequency ablation?
Radiofrequency ablation heart treatment is a nonsurgical procedure
used to treat some types of rapid heart beating. It is most often used to treat supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. These are rapid, uncoordinated heartbeats. They start in the heart’s upper chambers (atria) or middle region (AV node or the very beginning portion of the heart’s electrical system).
Cardiac Radiofrequency ablation: The Procedure
A physician guides a catheter with an electrode at its tip to the area of heart muscle where there’s an accessory (extra) pathway. The catheter is guided with real-time, moving X-rays (fluoroscopy) displayed on a video screen. The procedure helps the doctor place the catheter at the exact site inside the heart where cells give off the electrical signals that stimulate the abnormal heart rhythm. Then a mild, painless radiofrequency energy (similar to microwave heat) is transmitted to the pathway. This
destroys carefully selected
heart muscle cells in a very small area (about 1/5 of an inch). That stops the area from conducting the extra impulses that caused the rapid heartbeats.
How common is this procedure?
RF ablation heart therapy (also called cardiac ablation) is widely used. It’s the preferred treatment for many types of rapid heartbeats. Radio frequency ablation heart treatment has a success rate of over 90 percent and a low risk of complications. Patients who have this done can resume normal activities in a few days. It causes little or no discomfort and is done under mild sedation with local anesthesia.