Innovative Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
What is Cardiac Cryoablation?
- Cardiac cryoablation is a minimally invasive ablation procedure
- It is performed by an electrophysiologist who specializes in the treatment of irregular heart rhythms
- During this procedure, a special cryoballoon catheter is used to freeze tissue and disable unwanted electrical signals that contribute to AFib
Benefits of Cardiac Cryoablation
- It is performed under general anesthesia at San Juan Regional Medical Center’s Cardiac Cath Lab
- Non-surgical, with no cutting or stitches required
- Alternative to antiarrhythmic drug therapy
- Safe, effective and efficient
- Can improve quality of life
- Reduces or ends shortness of breath, fatigue and weakness
For more information on cardiac cryoablation, or to see if this procedure may be right for you, call San Juan Regional Heart Center at 505.609.6770.
Podcast: The Benefits of Cryoablation by our Electrophysiologist, Dr. Cary Rose