Ablation is a nonsurgical technique primarily used to pinpoint and
correct heart arrhythmias. Arrhythmias are when your heartbeat is too
fast, too slow or uncoordinated. Ablation can be used to treat common
types of arrhythmia including:
What conditions does ablation treat?
We mainly use ablation to treat heart issues, but we can also use it
to treat certain types of tumors.
Ablation has several variations, including techniques that use heat,
cold and chemicals to treat arrhythmia. We will often do an ablation
procedure in conjunction with an electrophysiological
study (EPS). An EPS is a diagnostic test used to evaluate heart
rhythms and to locate the source of an arrhythmia.