Radio frequency ablation

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Radio frequency ablation (RF ablation) is a non-surgical treatment for people with an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) in which a long, flexible wire is passed into the heart to ablate (eliminate) the precise area of the heart causing the arrhythmia.

An arrhythmia can at times be controlled by medications, but if these are unsuccessful, or if the side effects of the medication or taking the medication itself become troublesome, radio frequency ablation may be recommended.


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