An Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure to treat atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm. It can relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. During the procedure, the doctor destroys tiny areas in the heart that are causing abnormal electrical impulses and causing atrial fibrillation.
Heart rhythm abnormalities, or arrhythmias, occur when the electrical impulses in your heart, which are responsible for coordinating your heartbeats, do not fire properly. Several tests can help your doctor track, monitor, and diagnose an arrhythmia. Identifying or documenting an arrhythmia requires tracing the activity.