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What is a catheter ablation?

Catheter ablations are used to prevent arrhythmia, but the type of ablation may vary depending on the patient.

Catheter ablation is a procedure used to treat certain irregular heart beats. The procedure involves accessing the heart from blood vessels in your wrist or leg. The doctor performing the procedure can then target areas of the heart that may be causing the irregular heart beats. The recovery time is minimal and usually involves an overnight stay in the hospital to be monitored after the procedure.

A catheter ablation is a procedure used to destroy areas of nerves that are malfunctioning.

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