There are several treatment methods for irregular heartbeat; however, it depends on the type and severity of the disease. One of the most effective treatments for irregular heartbeat is Radiofrequency Ablation or called RFA in short. RFA is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that uses the radiofrequency energy to destroy the abnormal cells in the place of origin of the abnormal electrical signals in the heart as soon as it was detected.
“Over 95 – 98% of the patients who have irregular heartbeat can be treated with Electrophysiology Study (EP study) and RFA, and do not need to take the medicine for the rest of their lives”
There are 2 types of technologies used to detect an irregular heartbeat, which are as follows:
- 2D electro anatomical mapping system in the Electrophysiology Study (EP study) is used to diagnose and check the electrical signals in the heart and detect the abnormal electrical signal’s place of origin. After the abnormal electrical signals were detected, the cardiologist will perform the treatment with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) right after the EP study.
- 3D electro anatomical mapping system in the Electrophysiology Study (EP study) is used to detect the abnormal electrical signals in the heart as well, but it allows the cardiologist to see the result in 3D images in real-time. After detected, the cardiologist will perform the treatment with radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Basically, the cardiologist uses this type of technology in difficult and complicated cases such as:
- Atrial tachycardia
- Atrial fibrillation
- Ventricular tachycardia
- Supraventricular tachycardia
For more information, kindly contact Cardiac Center, 5th Fl., Vejthani Hospital or call +66(0)2-734-0000 ext. 5300
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