(RFA) Radiofrequency Ablation

What is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)?

RFA is an advanced procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to create controlled lesions or scars in specific areas of the heart where abnormal electrical pathways exist. These pathways are responsible for irregular heart rhythms and can lead to conditions like AFib, atrial flutter, or supraventricular tachycardia. The primary objectives of RFA include

  • 1. Ablation : By delivering high-frequency electrical energy through a catheter with a specialized tip, RFA generates heat that selectively destroys the abnormal tissue responsible for arrhythmias.
  • 2. Normalization of Rhythm : RFA aims to restore a normal heart rhythm by interrupting or modifying the faulty electrical pathways, allowing the heart to beat regularly.

Who Needs a Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)?

RFA is typically recommended for individuals who have been diagnosed with certain heart rhythm disorders or arrhythmias, including:

1. Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): RFA can be an effective treatment for AFib, especially when other medications have not provided adequate symptom relief.

2. Atrial Flutter: This arrhythmia, characterized by rapid, regular heartbeats, can often be treated with RFA.

3. Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT): SVT, a condition involving rapid heart rhythms originating above the ventricles, can be successfully managed with RFA.

Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA):

1. Effective Treatment: RFA is highly effective in eliminating or significantly reducing arrhythmias, improving the patient's overall heart health.

2. Symptom Relief: Patients often experience relief from symptoms associated with arrhythmias, such as palpitations, shortness of breath, and fatigue.

3. Improved Quality of Life: RFA can lead to an enhanced quality of life by allowing patients to resume normal activities and reduce the need for medications.

4. Minimally Invasive: RFA is a minimally invasive procedure, resulting in shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times compared to open-heart surgery.

Dr. J.P.S. Sawhney is a leading expert in interventional cardiology, specializing in RFA for heart rhythm disorders. If you or a loved one is experiencing arrhythmias or has been recommended for RFA, we are here to provide expert guidance and care. Your heart health is our top priority, and Dr. Sawhney is dedicated to providing the best possible care to manage and treat your heart rhythm disorder effectively. Don't hesitate to reach out for consultation and personalized treatment options. We are here to support you on your journey to better heart health.