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About Catheter Ablation

About Catheter Ablation

If you have atrial fibrillation that is not well controlled by medication, your doctor may recommend catheter ablation. Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that may lessen the number of episodes or treat your atrial fibrillation

What Is It?

Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive procedure in which the doctor threads a flexible thin tube (catheter) through the blood vessels to your heart to terminate (ablate) abnormal electrical pathways in the heart tissue.
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Benefits and Risks

As with any medical procedure, there are benefits and associated risks with catheter ablation. An important benefit of successful catheter ablation is that you may lessen the symptoms caused by atrial fibrillation like shortness of breath, fatigue, or weakness. Some of the risks include stroke, pericardial tamponade, narrowing of pulmonary veins, and irritation. Talk to your doctor about all benefits and risks.
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Medtronic Inc., Arctic Front Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter clinical reports, in support of FDA premarket approval.


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