What is an Ablation for AFib?

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a popular heart rhythm disorder. AFib happens when the top chambers of the heart (the atria) beat so fast in an unorganized way. When this occurs, the down chambers of the heart (the ventricles) don’t work correctly.

Atrial fibrillation can lead to symptoms such as shortness of breath, tiredness, as well as palpitations. It also rise a person’s risk of stroke.

Ablation is a minimally invasive surgery used to cure AFib. while an ablation, the surgeon freezes or burns some of the heart muscle tissue in order to scar it. These scars disturb the electrical signals of the heart so that it beats correctly again.