Video: Eliminating X-Rays in Heart Ablations

While fluoroscopy can provide surgeons with a valuable tool as they perform catheter ablations, limiting the use of this radiation source could improve the long-term health of their patients. In this Children's Channel video podcast, John Clark, MD, director of the Arrhythmia Center at Akron Children's Hospital, discusses how he and his staff have used alternative techniques and technologies to virtually eliminate the use of fluoroscopy during these heart procedures.

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Related to Departments: Arrhythmia Center, Cardiology, Heart Center.

Related to Conditions: Premature Atrial Contraction, Premature Ventricle Contraction, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia, Abnormal Heart Rhythm, Atrial Septal Defect, Bradyarrhythmias.

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