There is no field within cardiology that has undergone as much change in the last decade than the field of electrophysiology (EP). With advances in catheter-based ablation and implantable cardiac devices, we are able to tackle diseases previously considered untreatable.
Our cardiac specialists remain at the cutting edge of arrhythmia management and perform not only simple ablations such as supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and atrial flutter, but also complex ablations including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.
One method known as cryoablation involves using a catheter or probe that is cooled to sub-zero temperatures to alter the cells in the heart responsible for conducting arrhythmia so that they no longer conduct electrical impulses. Cryoablation patients benefit from:
- Reduced hospital stay (one day) and faster healing
- Less postoperative pain and less need for pain medication
- Shorter recovery time
- Quicker return to normal activity (about a week) and work (about two weeks)
- Smaller incisions and less scarring
- Fewer complications
If you or a loved one needs to see a heart rhythm specialist, the UT Health East Texas Cardiovascular Institute will provide you with the best care available. Please call 903-596-DOCS for more information.