Cardiac ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses energy to create electrical barriers in the heart which can eliminate the abnormal rhythm or block the electrical signals that can trigger the abnormal rhythm. Traditionally, this is achieved by burning or freezing the heart tissue.
Cardiac electrophysiologists at CMC’s New England Heart & Vascular Institute are participating in research on pulsed field ablation (PFA)
. This new approach does not involve burning or freezing and can take far less time than current methods. Studies are ongoing to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this new approach.