Electrophysiology and Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias

Dr. V. Rajasekhar, electrophysiology (EP) utilizes catheters to study heart rhythms. Catheter ablation, guided by specialized catheters, employs heat or cold energy to eliminate abnormal electrical pathways causing arrhythmias. This involves mapping, targeted tissue ablation, and continuous monitoring. Commonly used for conditions like atrial fibrillation, it offers high success rates with minimal invasiveness. Risks include bleeding, infection, and potential arrhythmia recurrence. Overall, EP studies and catheter ablation advance arrhythmia treatment effectively, especially when medications fall short.