Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome Catheter Ablation

Radiofrequency catheter ablation involves passing a special catheter through the bloodstream and into the heart. Radiofrequency energy heats the electrode in the catheter tip. The heat destroys the cardiac tissue that is responsible for the abnormal rhythm.

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Last Updated: Jun 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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