Radio Frequency Ablation sites for Accessory pathways
Electrophysiological studies have been used for decades to evaluate cardiac arrhythmias and to have basic understanding of their mechanisms. Insight helped the electrophysiologists to treat various arrhythmias and obtain permanent cure. Supraventricular tachycardia with accessory pathway or dual AV nodal pathway can be treated with over 90% success. Atrial flutter can be cured by ablation of isthmus between IVC and tricuspid valve with relative freedom from systemic embolization.
Venticular tacharrhythmias are the commonest cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD). It has been seen that more than 50 % patients are unable to reach hospital alive after myocardial infarction (heart attack) due to fatal ventricular tachycardias. Many patients with poor heart functioning (Ejection fraction < 40 % ) are at high risk of SCD. The patients are investigated by EP study and if required then provided with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) as a life saving device.
We have capabilities for multisite pacing for the patients of heart failure and Dilated Cardiomypathy.