Banner Health provides safe and innovative heart ablation procedure services to help get your heart back on track. Our cardiac experts are here to provide comprehensive care for you and your loved ones during your journey to a healthier heart.
Heart ablation, also known as cardiac ablation, is a procedure done to fix heart rhythm disorders and arrhythmias. This procedure scars the tissue that causes abnormal heart rhythms, allowing your heart to beat regularly.
Heart ablation is used to fix interruptions and irregularities in your heartbeat. These heart rhythm disorders may include:
While there are two approaches to performing cardiac ablation (surgical Maze technique or catheter ablation procedure), there are different types of heart ablation techniques. Depending on your arrhythmia condition your doctor may recommend radiofrequency or heat, and Cryo or cold, including:
While this is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, it’s important to be aware of heart ablation risks, which may include:
Your doctor will discuss risks and answer any of your questions prior to your procedure.
Your doctor will ensure you are comfortable throughout your procedure. Depending on the type of ablation, your doctor may administer sedation or anesthesia.
Your doctor will place a catheter through your groin to begin the procedure. During this time, your doctor will replicate the heart arrhythmia and ensure any abnormal tissues causing the rhythm disorder can be destroyed. This replication and study is called an electrophysiology study and is usually done prior to cardiac ablation.
If you experience any pain or discomfort during this time, it’s important to let your doctor know.
Banner Health uses cutting-edge technology to complete your procedure efficiently and safely. Patients may be finished in as little as one hour.
Since heart ablation is an outpatient procedure, you will be moved to a room to be monitored during your recovery time. Your doctor will also use this time to discuss any dos and don’ts, as well as results from the ablation.
Banner Health collaborates with the advanced heart failure program to support your care from multiple-perspectives where necessary. Home monitoring is also available to patients to ensure they are continuing on their recovery journey and receiving the care they need.
Banner Health cardiac experts provide comprehensive care to patients that may have had failed ablations. If you are experiencing heart arrhythmias or complications following an ablation, the expert team at Banner Health can provide revisional care.
Our heart specialists are here to support you and your loved ones throughout your cardiac ablation journey so you can get back to living your life safely and comfortably. Talk to your doctor to learn more about your heart ablation options.