Procedures & Tests - Cryoablation

(This procedure/test may also be known as: Cardiac Cryoablation)

Cryoablation uses low temperatures to destroy abnormal electrical pathways within the heart. It is especially useful for children with smaller hearts because it allows the cardiologist to test the electrical effects of the process before destroying the abnormal heart tissue or damaging other parts of the heart.

Cryoablation is a safer alternative than RF ablation. Up to 3% of patients who undergo RF ablation require a pacemaker after the procedure. There have been no reported cases of heart block or pacemaker in cryoablation.

More than half of the patients who need ablative therapy qualify for cardiac cryoablation.

Related Conditions

Related Conditions
Here are some of the conditions related to this procedure/test. Select a condition to get more information and resources: Supraventricular Tachycardia.

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