Radiofrequency ablation resolves more than 90% of some types of arrhythmia.
Some types of arrhythmia, such as paroxysmal tachycardia and atrial flutter, are fully cured with radiofrequency ablation, a breakthrough in the treatment of arrhythmias, which cures more than 90% of arrhythmias. The arrhythmias reappear in less than 5% of patients.
After an electrophysiological study, which consists of the insertion of an electrocatheter into the cardiac cavities, the focus of the myocardial tissue that causes the arrhythmia is destroyed. The procedure is very safe, relatively simple and fast. It fully eliminates a considerable number of arrhythmias that would otherwise be difficult to solve or that would require lifelong treatment with drugs.
The procedure is performed through the puncture of a vein in the groin. The patient is administered local anaesthesia and can be discharged in a few hours.