We have recently upgraded our 3D mapping equipment to the new CARTO 3 system. This new imaging technology allows us to “see” into the beating heart during some of our ablation procedures. 3D mapping reduces the amount of X-rays that are needed for our procedures and makes the procedure safer for our patients. We have been using these mapping systems for a considerable time and the newer version provides significant advantages over previous versions.
Howard 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.
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.