Electrophysiological Radio Ablation (ERA) including 3D ablation
An electrophysiology test reveals how electrical signals move through your heart. When these signals show normal movements, your heartbeat is regular. When these signals are abnormal, your heartbeat is irregular and this is called an arrhythmia. Radiofrequency ablation (RA) is the procedure to treat some types of arrhythmias. Together it takes about 3-4 hours. During this test, a catheter is inserted into the heart through a vein. The doctor uses special x-rays to see the catheter as it moves through your body. The catheter contains tiny sensors that measure how electrical signals move through your heart. These measurements give your cardiologist about any irregular heartbeat. In ERA, a catheter is placed next to the heart cells which create abnormal electrical signals. The tip of the catheter sends RF energy to destroy the abnormal cells in that area to restore the normal rhythm of the heart.
Why choose Manipal Hospitals
At Manipal, our credo is to offer the best of diagnostic services to determine the state of your heart. We have the most advanced electrophysiology and catheterisation labs with excellent cardiologists who are adept at diagnosing any abnormal heart signals and treat it at the root. Patient comfort and care is top of our service at all times, during and after each procedure.
Upon reading the diagnosis of your test, doctors decide on whether you need a catheter ablation or not. Sometimes it is done along with the test. Fast heart rhythm cases have various treatment options that include medication, catheter ablation procedures or the implantation of pacemaker or cardioverter defibrillators to bring your heart beat to normal.
There are rarely any complexities involved during an ERA procedure. In some cases there could be bleeding from the puncture site or develop a blood clot. You may develop a fast heart rhythm which may require an electric shock or defibrillator to set it on a normal course. There also be an instance where the ablation may not work out and may have to be repeated.