Catheter Ablation is the treatment of rhythm disorders by giving radio waves. This method is used in rhythm disorders which cannot be controlled with medications or in case that the patients do not want to take lifelong medications. In some cases rhythm disorders can be of life threatening importance. In such cases, catheter ablation may be required directly. Basicly the procedure is performed by anesthetize the needle entrance points with local anesthesia and in some cases under general anesthesia. Sedative medications can be applied during the procedure to make the patient feel comfortable.
Success rate of the treatment of tachycardia rhythm disorders with catheter ablation varies between 70-100% according to the type of the palpitation targeted to treat and placement of the short circuit. Success means is the treatment which palpitation never occurs again. Recurrence of the palpitation after successful procedure varies according to the type of the rhythm disorder. For example this probability is between 3-5% in palpitations due to short circuits in heart. In Medipol Mega Hospitals Complex, besides the radiofrequency ablation method called “cautery’’, arrhythmia treatment is performed with cryo-ablation method called as “freezing’’ is performed as well.