About Cardiac Ablations
Cardiac ablation is a procedure that can correct heart rhythm problems or arrhythmias. An ablation usually uses long, flexible tubes, or catheters, inserted through a vein in your groin and threaded to your heart to correct structural problems in your heart that cause an arrhythmia.
Implantable devices provide electrical stimulation to particular areas of the heart to help maintain normal heart rate and/or rhythm to a heart that’s diseased or damaged. The small generator devices are typically placed under the skin in the left upper chest and attached to small wires that carry current back to the heart. There are three primary categories of implantable devices: pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), and biventricular pacemakers or ICDs.