RF Ablation heart treatment is a nonsurgical procedure used to treat some types of rapid heart beating. It is most often used to treat supra ventricular tachyarrhythmias. These are rapid, uncoordinated heartbeats. A physician guides a catheter with an electrode at its tip to the area of heart muscle where there is an accessory pathway. The catheter is guided with real time, moving X-rays, displayed on a video screen. The procedure helps the doctor to place the catheter at the exact site inside the heart where cells give off the electrical signals that stimulate the abnormal heart rhythm. Then mild, painless radiofrequency energy is transmitted to the pathway. This destroys carefully selected heart muscles cells in a very small area and so, it stops the area from conducting the extra impules that caused the rapid heartbeats.
Medically trained case managers provide guidance to you to ensure you receive the best medical care available for your procedure. Coronary angioplasty is a procedure that opens blocked arteries and allows blood to flow to your heart muscle. Angioplasty is not a surgery. It opens a clogged coronary artery by inflating a tiny balloon in it. General anesthesia isn’t needed, so you are awake during the procedure. The doctor threads a tiny tube through a blood vessel in the arm or going up to the involved site in the artery. The tube has a tiny balloon or the end. When the tube is in place, the doctors inflate the balloon to push the plaque outward against the wall of the artery.
This widens the artery and restores blood flow. Angioplasty is usually combined with implantation of a small metal coil called a stent in the clogged artery to help it open and decrease the chance of it narrowing again. The stent looks like a very tiny coil of wire mesh. Stents can be coated with medication that’s slowly released to help prevent arteries from re-clogging. These coated stents are called drug-eluting stents, in contrast to non coated version, which are known as “bare metal” stents. You will remain hospitalized for 2-5 days, while your heart is monitored and your vital signs are checked frequently. You should be able to return to work or your normal routine a week after angioplasty. .