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Cardiac Ablation: Types and Outcomes - Cardioversion and Ablation

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Atrial arrhythmias are serious disorders that can cause an irregular and/or rapid heartbeat, which can lead to serious clinical sequelae. Atrial fibrillation is an example of an atrial arrhythmia that can lead to blood clots, stroke, or heart failure. Electrical cardioversion and ablation are two procedures that can minimize these risks and treat atrial arrhythmia. Each of these treatments have risks and neither offers a complete success rate, but they can be very effective in providing greater quality of life, and extending the life expectancy of patients. This is the third in a three-part series on cardioversion and ablation.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction
II.          Overview Of Cardiac Ablation
1.   Ablation Using Radiofrequency Energy
2.   Cryoablation
3.   Pre-procedure Precautions and Planning
III.        Types Of Cardiac Ablation
1.   Catheter Ablation
2.   Subcatheters of Catheter Ablation
3.   Atrioventricular Node Ablation and Pacemaker Insertion
IV.         Electrical Mapping
V.           Recovery Phase
VI.         Risks Associated With Cardiac Ablation
VII.      Cardiac Ablation Success Rate
VIII.    Summary

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