If you have a problem with your heart rhythm (the speed and pattern of your heartbeat), your physician may suggest a procedure called Catheter Ablation. This procedure destroys a few of the cells in your heart that are causing problems with your heart's rhythm. This treatment may result in no more symptoms, no more heart rhythm medications and less worrying about your heart.
During catheter ablation, wires are inserted into the heart. The cells causing your rhythm problem are found, and then energy is sent through the wires to destroy some of the cells causing your heart rhythm problem. A specially trained physician (Electrophysiologist) performs the ablation, and the entire procedure takes from 2 to 6 hours. Your physician or nurse can discuss the procedure with you and your family and can answer any questions you might have about the procedure.