O que é a Treatment of Endoscopic Atrial Fibrillation

Endoscopic Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation or Hybrid Ablation is a surgery to treat severe Atrial Fibrillation. It is recommended for patients who have frequent episodes of arrhythmia where conventional ablation and the use of drugs are not effective in controlling or stopping these occurrences.

Descrição do procedimento

Endoscopic treatment of atrial fibrillation is done through minimally invasive procedures in cardiac surgery centers. In the first step of the procedure, a mapping of the points of generation of regular and irregular electrical impulses is carried out. This mapping is also called an Electrophysiological Study.

After identifying the points, a catheter with a small chamber at its end is introduced into the femoral artery and guided to the left atrium. Another catheter with radiofrequency, laser or intense cold generating devices will be introduced through small incisions made between the patient’s ribs.

The surgeon will create small scars that will serve as barriers or detours that will block the path of random electrical impulses. The surgeon will create small scars that will serve as barriers or detours that will block the path of random electrical impulses. In these cases, electrical isolation of the pair or just one of the veins is performed.

The length of stay in the hospital will be two to three days. The doctor will prescribe a series of instructions that the patient must follow after hospital discharge.

Recent medical studies, published in the United States and Europe, based on the collection of data obtained during the follow-up of patients undergoing Endoscopic Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation for more than three years, confirm the success of this procedure. Patients are free from the use of medication and clinical hospitalizations to control the episodes, being able to return to physical activities and enjoy life to the fullest.

As the incisions are small, the risk of infections and bleeding is minimal.
The duration of treatment for endoscopic atrial fibrillation is normally 150 minutes. Patients are discharged after 1-2 days.
Regarding work activity, after XX days the patient will be able to return to work. Normally, full mobility recovery is at the end of XX and moderate physical activity at XX.
As the incisions are small, the risk of infections and bleeding is minimal.
The duration of treatment for endoscopic atrial fibrillation is normally 150 minutes. Patients are discharged after 1-2 days.
Regarding work activity, after XX days the patient will be able to return to work. Normally, full mobility recovery is at the end of XX and moderate physical activity at XX.
Duração
› 150 min
Anestesia
› General
Internamento
› 1-2 days
Baixa
› 1 week
Recuperação
› 1 week
Inibição de atividade física
2 weeks

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