Ablation Therapy

Queen’s Heart offers Ablation Therapy, also called Cardiac Ablation, which is a generic term used to describe a procedure performed by an electrophysiologist. This invasive, nonsurgical procedure involves heating or freezing specific areas of the heart to make them inactive.

There are many heart rhythms that may respond to ablation therapy, including:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Ventricular Tachycardia

Queen's Heart Cardiac AblationBy ablating select areas of the heart, it is possible to eliminate or reduce the burden of the heart rhythm disorder.

For all cardiac ablation procedures, the doctor will direct a specialized catheter (a long flexible wire) to the region of the heart that is responsible for the heart rhythm disturbance. Typically, an electrophysiologist will use veins and arteries in the groin (and sometimes neck) to access the heart.

It is not uncommon for patients to stay overnight after an ablation procedure, but in some cases, the patient may be able to leave on the same day.