Ablation of arrhythmia: Causes, Symptoms, Risks, and Preventions

AKA: Cardiac ablation


What is Ablation of arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia is also known as cardiac or heart arrhythmia. Certainly, arrhythmia is related with the heart Where you experience, your heart beats too fast than the normal, too slowly or in an irregular pattern.

The cardiac ablation is a procedure that is used to defect or eradicate the tissues in your heart that’s allowing any change from the normal sequence of electrical impulses, that’s causing abnormal heart rhythms.

Causes of arrhythmia:

There are many factors that can affect your heart’s proper rhythm, Arrhythmia can cause severe and possibly create critical syndromes and complexity.

Some of its causes can be highlighted as:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Misusing of alcohol
  • Heart being injured due to heart attacks
  • High blood pressure
  • Stress
  • Drinking too much coffee
  • Certain medications
  • An overactive thyroid gland (Hyperthyroidism)
  • Heart diseases (Congestive heart failure)

Symptoms of arrhythmia:

Not always we can come into conclusions that a person is having arrhythmia, because it does not cause noticeable symptoms.

At times a person may have the symptoms, but that doesn’t mean that person is having severe arrhythmia, and at times some people with life threatening arrhythmia may have no symptoms. The symptoms depend on the type of arrhythmia.

Some of its common symptoms are;

  • Chest pain
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Fast/slow heart beat
  • Breathlessness


A treatment is necessary only if the condition of arrhythmia is increasing the risk of complication.

Risks and preventions of arrhythmia:

Some of its risks and preventions are;

  • Inherited genetic abnormalities
  • Obesity
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Illegal drugs
  • Too much caffeine
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Hypertension
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Heavy consumption of alcohol
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Underlying heart problems
  • Being 65 years of age or older


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