Ablation is used to treat some arrhythmias, which are abnormal heart rhythms. With an arrhythmia, the heart may not able to pump blood normally. Depending on the type of arrhythmia, this situation can lead to a variety of symptoms, including heart failure, stroke, fainting, or even cardiac arrest.
Ablation is often performed as an extension of a diagnostic electrophysiology study during which a physician stimulates the heart to see how the electrical system responds, pinpointing where the heart’s electrical system is abnormal.
Our electrophysiology labs (EP labs), have some of the most advanced technology available. We use computerized 3-dimensional mapping equipment to help guide the procedure and track the location of each ablation that is applied to the heart.