Cardiac ablation is a procedure that can correct heart rhythm problems or arrhythmias. Cardiac ablation works by scarring or destroying tissue in your heart that triggers or sustains an abnormal heart rhythm. In some cases, cardiac ablation prevents abnormal electrical signals from entering your heart and, thus, stops the arrhythmia. It usually uses long and flexible tubes called as catheters which are inserted through the vein or artery.
Cardiac ablation is sometimes done through open-heart surgery, but its often done using catheters, making the procedure less invasive and shortening recovery times.
There are four types of cardiac ablations can be usually observed:
Risk associated with cardiac ablations is:
· Damage to your kidneys from dye used during the procedure
· Puncture of your heart
· Damage to your heart valves
· Bleeding or infection at the site where your catheter was inserted and many more.
Cardiology research Journals like Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine (CCCM) provides a global open access platform to put forth the ongoing research, reviews and techniques related to Cardiac ablation.