(also known as Catheter Ablation or Radiofrequency Ablation)
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally-invasive procedure that allows a doctor to carefully address damaged heart muscle that may be causing electrical signal problems. This procedure uses radiofrequency energy (much like microwave heat) to destroy a small area of heart tissue that is causing rapid and irregular heartbeats. Destroying this tissue helps restore your heart's regular rhythm. During this procedure, one or more flexible, thin tubes (catheters) are guided into the blood vessels and to the heart muscle. A burst of energy heats and destroys very small areas of tissue that cause the abnormal electrical signals.
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