An abnormal or irregular heartbeat, or heart arrhythmia, can result in serious consequences if it goes untreated. It leads to damage to the heart, brain, and other organs over time. Arrhythmias can typically be managed with the use of medications, but some may require other options to get the condition under control. Heart ablation is one such option, and you can learn more about the treatment by contacting your Houston, TX, heart expert, Dr. Alireza Nazeri of the Mobitz Heart and Rhythm Center.
The heart's electrical system regulates the rate and rhythm of your heartbeats, directly controlling the pace at which your heart contracts and pumps blood throughout your entire body.
Arrhythmia is a condition that alters the normal functioning of your heart, causing it to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly.
Ablation refers to a variety of procedures that target the areas of your heart that are causing abnormal and irregular heartbeats. Catheter ablation is the most common of these procedures.
Catheter ablation is minimally invasive and involves the use of a thin and flexible tube, a catheter, which is guided through a vein until it reaches your heart. Once there, it can be made to deliver either hot or cold energy to the affected heart tissue. The procedure results in scarring that can help block arrhythmias.
For those who can't control their arrhythmias with medication alone, heart ablation can potentially allow them to avoid invasive surgery. Most people are candidates for heart ablation, and it carries fewer risks than traditional ablation surgery.
Those who do manage their arrhythmias with medications may be able to eliminate the need for them once the tissue has finished after the procedure.
If you want to explore the many benefits of ablation to treat arrhythmias in Houston, TX, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Nazeri of the Mobitz Heart and Rhythm Center by dialing (713) 909-3166.