Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Procedure
At Cardiac Solutions, we offer advanced ablation treatments for atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common form of irregular heart rhythm. Our experienced team of medical professionals works together to provide tailored solutions that fit your lifestyle and treatment goals. We specialize in minimally invasive procedures that can help you manage AF, reduce symptoms, and improve your quality of life.
The Electrical System of a Normal Heart
A healthy heart has an electrical system that controls the regular beating of the heart. The electrical pathway starts in an area of specialized cells at the top of the right atrium, called the sinoatrial node. It is also known as the heart’s natural pacemaker. From there, special electrical signals move through the various chambers of the heart and cause it to beat in a steady rhythm.
What Is an Atrial Fibrillation Ablation?
Atrial fibrillation ablation is a procedure that uses hot or cold energy to create small scars in the heart tissue. These scars block the electrical signals that cause AF. By sealing off these areas, the heart can reset its normal rhythm and reduce symptoms of AF. Often, this procedure is used when medication has already been tried, although it can be the first course of action for others.
What Causes Atrial Fibrillation?
There is no single cause of AF, but some factors that can increase your risk include age, high blood pressure, diabetes, and underlying heart conditions. Additionally, alcohol or caffeine use, stress, sleep deprivation, and certain medications can be a trigger for someone who is already predisposed to developing AF.
Why Should I Explore Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation?
While atrial fibrillation is not necessarily fatal, it is extremely important to explore treatment options in order to manage your symptoms and reduce the risk of serious complications, such as stroke. In addition, atrial fibrillation becomes increasingly harder to treat as time goes on, so it is important to address the issue as soon as possible. It’s best to discuss your individual situation with a doctor in order to decide which option is best for you.
Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation
If you have AF, you may experience heart palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain or tightness, lightheadedness, rapid pulse, weakness, and fatigue. The symptoms can be mild to severe and vary from person to person.
Why You Should Choose Us
Over our 30-plus years in operation, we’ve built a reputation for providing the most advanced treatments for atrial fibrillation. Our highly trained and experienced team of specialists uses the latest technologies to deliver superior outcomes for our patients. We take a personalized approach to care to ensure each patient is comfortable throughout their entire treatment journey. Whether you need atrial fibrillation ablation, diagnostic testing, or treatment for heart disease, we’re with you every step of the way.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
At Cardiac Solutions, we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients. Our mission is to help you lead a healthier and happier life with fewer symptoms from atrial fibrillation. If you would like to learn more about heart ablation for atrial fibrillation, contact us today to book your appointment.