Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Heart Arrhythmia Catheter Ablation

Radiofrequency catheter ablation involves the passage of a special catheter into the heart. Radiofrequency energy passes from the electrode in the catheter tip to an electrode on the skin. The radiofrequency energy destroys the cardiac tissue that is responsible for the abnormal rhythm.

This form of therapy may be useful in the treatment of:

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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