Tag: radiofrequency ablation

Women Experience Greater Difficulty with Atrial Fibrillation

With the condition known as atrial fibrillation (AF, afib), the most common type of arrhythmia, in which the hearts beats in an irregular rhythm, a new study confirms that women with the condition have more symptoms, worse quality of life, higher stroke rates, and overall worse outcomes than men.
Findings could

Ask the Doctors: Radiofrequency Ablation for Back Pain

Q. What is radiofrequency ablation, and could it help my chronic back pain?
A. Minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation is an outpatient procedure in which an X-ray machine called a fluoroscope is used to guide insertion of a needle along the nerve that travels to an injured facet joint in the

Ask the Doctor: Ablation for Varicose Veins

Q. Can you explain a procedure called ablation that is used to remove a varicose vein?

A. Ablation is minimally invasive surgery carried out using a catheter inserted into the affected vein through a small incision. In radiofrequency ablation, an electrode is inserted into the catheter and heated before being withdrawn;

Solutions for Varicose Veins

For many people, varicose veins—unsightly, enlarged veins that typically appear in the legs and feet—are just a cosmetic concern. However, they can cause pain and discomfort, and sometimes they lead to more serious problems. “Because blood flows abnormally through varicose veins, they are more likely to develop clots, leading to

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