Cardiac Catheter Cryoablation
Cryoablation uses extremely cold temperature to destroy cells. Cardiac catheter cryoablation is used to destroy selected heart cells.
The procedure is done to disable heart cells that are creating an irregular heartbeat ( arrhythmias). After the procedure, normal heart rhythm should be restored.
Last reviewedNovember 2012by Michael J. Fucci, DO
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