Catheter ablation has some risks. The procedure may cause:
Also, catheter ablation involves radiation. Thus, the procedure may increase the risk of cancer, although the risk is small.
As with any procedure involving the heart, complications sometimes can be fatal. However, this is rare with catheter ablation.
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Catheter Ablation, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
November 20, 2013
Gary H. Gibbons
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