Pulmonary Vein Isolation Ablation
The pulmonary vein has been found to be the source of about 90 percent of the initiating beats of atrial fibrillation. Pulmonary vein isolation ablation involves electrically isolating the atrial tissue in the pulmonary vein. This is done with radiofrequency energy delivered to the heart through catheters inserted in the veins of the leg. The radiofrequency energy is used to heat up and destroy the atrial tissue in the pulmonary vein, turning it into a scar which can not conduct electricity.
The following Crozer-Keystone hospital performs Angioplasty and Primary Angioplasty procedures:
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA 19013
Call 1-866-95-PULSE (1-866-957-8573) to find a Crozer-Keystone interventional cardiologist.