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Epicardial ablation, or ablation of cells on the outside the heart muscle, is used when standard catheter ablation from inside the heart is not successful in identifying the region of heart tissue responsible for a heart rhythm problem and the critical region of heart tissue is found to be on the outside of the heart.
Epicardial Ablation Epicardial ablation is a procedure performed on the exterior heart muscle (epicardium) to treat fast, irregular heartbeats (ventricular tachycardia/VT). epicardial ablationtachycardia treatmentventricular tachycardia treatment