Radio Frequency Ablation Destroys Harmful Tumors
Radio frequency ablation, a non-surgical healthcare procedure, uses radio frequency energy to destroy abnormal electrical pathways in heart tissue.Â It is used to treat rapid heartbeats that start in the upper or middle chambers of the heart.Â The basic purpose of radio frequency ablation is to â€œcook: the target tissues in the heart that are causing the rapid heartbeat by using microwave energy. Â
Radio Frequency Ablation Has Several Medical Applications
People with rapid heartbeats due to abnormal electrical pathways in the heart tissue are the main beneficiaries of this procedure.Â Radio frequency ablation is useful for heart problems as well as for many other healthcare issues.Â Medical professionals also use radio frequency ablation when treating patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, adrenal tumors, and breast tumors. Healthcare professionals have also used this process to treat inoperable liver tumors, painful bone growths, and small growths from the skin.Â Â
Radio Frequency Ablation Is Performed by Trained Specialists
Cardiac enlectrophysiologists, specially trained cardiologists, normally perform the procedure.Â The cardiologist first maps the area that requires the treatment.Â With the help of real time fluoroscopy, the cardiologist guides a catheter with an electrode at its tip to the target area.Â Upon reaching the exact spot where cells are giving off electric signals, the electrode releases mild and painless radio frequency energy similar to microwave heat.Â This destroys the cells by ablation and stops the electrical impulses that cause some rapid heart beatings. Radio frequency ablation is ninety percent effective and relatively safe.Â Performed under local anaesthesia, this method of treatment is safer than many cancer therapies because living tissues absorb radio frequency energy as simple heat.Â The patient will be comfortable during the procedure and able to resume normal life within a few days.