Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat in which the heart’s upper chambers quiver. During an ablation, the cardiologist destroys small areas in the heart that are producing abnormal electrical impulses.
In this procedure, several catheters are placed into a blood vessel in your arm, groin or neck and guided to the heart. A machine then sends energy to your heart through the catheters to destroy the necessary areas.
Catheter ablation can be used to treat arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation.