Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation is a procedure where a long, flexible tube (catheter) is guided into the heart where it is used to restore the heart’s rhythm.
What is catheter ablation?
Catheter ablation is a common and effective procedure to treat abnormal electrical impulses that cause heart rhythm problems. In this case, the abnormal heart rhythm is known as atrial fibrillation.
The GenesisCare cardiologists that perform catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation are highly trained and experienced in this procedure.
Why would you need catheter ablation?
Catheter ablation is mainly used for people who still have episodes of atrial fibrillation, despite taking medication to try and control it. It is also for people who can’t take atrial fibrillation medication because of side effects.
Because no one is the same
Who would say no to better care?
At GenesisCare, your treatment is only undertaken by cardiologists whose primary focus is your well-being. That’s why every effort is made to minimise any risk. Should any complications occur, emergency equipment is readily available to help.
Back to normal activities after a week. Impossible?
No-one likes being a patient. And we know life doesn’t stop when you’re going through heart treatment. Which is why we’ll do everything to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
Generally, you’ll want to avoid lifting anything heavy, but after catheter ablation most people are back to their normal routine after a week.