Arrhythmia and AFib can cause bleeding, stroke, and heart attack. Cardiac ablation is a fairly non-invasive procedure intended to correct arrhythmia and Afib. Many patients with an arrhythmia or AFib will undergo an ablation to return them to a normal rhythm. Cardiac ablation can be performed surgically or through a catheter. It works by removing or freezing damaged muscle. This prevents it from causing damage to your heart.
Our device monitoring clinic follows patients who have implanted cardiac devices, including pacemakers, defibrillators, and newer devices used for the detection of cardiac arrhythmia. Patients visit the clinic shortly after having a device implanted. After the initial visit, in person visits may be once or twice yearly.
The great majority of these devices are followed from home, known as remote monitoring, using the patient’s phone or internet access. Technical information is taken from the devices in person, or monitoring from home, and relayed to our physicians.
A close relationship often forms between our device patients and our staff and our cardiovascular technicians. Furthermore, our clinic acts as a source of support and education for patient regarding their devices and heart rhythm.