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Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a non-invasive procedure used to treat some types of arrhythmias.

The procedure is done by a physician guiding a catheter with an electrode at its tip to the area of the heart muscle where there is a pathway. The catheter is placed at the exact site in the heart where cells give off electrical signals that stimulate the abnormal heart rhythm. Then, a mild, painless radiofrequency energy is transmitted. The procedure stops the area from conducting the additional impulses that are causing the rapid heartbeats.