What is heart cauterization?

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Jul 7, 2017

Cardiac cauterisation is a procedure that uses heat to treat tachycardia.


A procedure to treat patients with ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation because of abnormal electrical signals in the cardiac muscles.

In the procedure, also known as Electrophysiology Study and Ablation, catheters are threaded from the legs to the heart where they are positioned to record electrical signals.

Tachycardia is induced to detect those areas of the cardiac muscle responsible for the abnormal signals, and radioenergy (heat) is applied to those areas to cauterise the muscle.