Ablation – is non-surgical procedure, the purpose of which is to restore a normal heart rhythm or such defect as atrial fibrillation and atrial tachycardia. During ablation a surgeon guides a catheter with an electrode at its tip through the veins to the area of the heart where the abnormal areas located.
Cardiac ablation procedure can be of different types – Radiofrequency Ablation and Catheter Ablation.
Required hospital stay for the ablation procedure – 3 days including full diagnostics. Usually this procedure takes about 2-4 hours. Ablation performed under local anaesthesia.
Cardiac ablation is considered as a low risk procedure and allows 2-3% risk of complications.
Ablation procedure has quite high success rates for treatment of the deseases – around 90%.
Price for the heart ablation determined by the number of catheters to be used and depends on the country in which it is performed. Average ablation procedure cost without the cost of the hospital stay is around 4500 USD clinics in Eastern Europe and Turkey.
Ultrasonic or radiofrequency ablation (HIFU), c is performed using a catheter-conductor, which is conducted through the RF pulse. It is the most modern method of treatment of arrhythmia. Every year over 100,000 such ablations performed around the world.
Ablation recommended for following diseases:
- Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter
- AV Nodal re-entry tachycardia (AVNRT)
- Accessory pathways
- Ventricular tachycardia
Price of ultrasound ablation without the cost of hospital stay around 9 thousand USD.