We have successfully undertaken our first cryoablation treatments for patients in Birmingham. This will give our patients more choice in their treatments for certain rhythm problems. Cryoablation uses freezing technology rather than the heat produced by radiofrequency ablation to modify the tissue causing the abnormal rhythm within the heart. In our opinion cryoablation has a specific role in the treatment of some arrhythmias.
- Dr Howard MarshallHoward Marshall trained at Leeds University graduating in 1988. After moving to the Midlands for specialist training he gained his MD from the University of Birmingham focusing on Atrioventricular Node Ablation and Pacing in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. » Read More
This is a general term that describes some of the procedures that we perform. Ablation is the process that modifies small parts of the heart muscle that are responsible for the abnormal heart rhythms or palpitations. Usually this is done by heating the area using radiofrequency at the end of a catheter that is placed in contact with the heart muscle.