Cardiac arrhythmias are disorders of the heartbeat, caused by the appearance of one or more points that trigger random electrical impulses and make the auricular muscles contract. With contractions, blood is not pumped effectively into the ventricle and ends up getting stuck in the appendix, forming clots. The release of one or more clots into the bloodstream can develop thrombus and Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) is one of the most serious consequences of this process.

The main symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation are:

  • Palpitation
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Tiredness
  • Lack of breathe
  • Fainting

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Catheter treatment

It is a minimally invasive surgical technique that is recommended to be performed in childhood, thus avoiding complications during growth and adulthood. For cases where the opening size varies between small and medium. The development of minimally invasive techniques and prostheses for closing the communication revolutionized the way this pediatric surgery is performed.

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