Specialty Cardiology Complete Packaged Procedure for Endocardial Catheter Ablation – Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Endocardial catheter ablation is a kind of treatment applicable to patients who suffer from certain disorders of the heart beat (arrhythmias, diagnosed by means of a cardiac electrophysiological study. It is performed with the patient having fasted, conscious though sedated and lying down. The local anesthesia is applied in the area of the skin where the puncture shall be made (groin, arm or neck), so that, the exploration will not be painful. Several catheters (very fine, long and flexible cables) are introduced through the veins or arteries in these areas, directing them to the heart, using radioscopic control.
Catheters are used to permanently record the electrical activity of the heart from inside, but they are also used as pacemakers when they are connected to an external stimulating device. Furthermore, in this procedure, the aim is to try to cause a lesion similar to a burn (ablation) with a low voltage power current (radiofrecuency) in the points causing the arrhythmia.
This treatment package for Endocardial Catheter Ablation – Cardiac Electrophysiology cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, cost of drugs and any related medical procedures required to administer the plan of care. Not included are other diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.