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Pulmonary Vein Isolation Ablation
A Pulmonary Vein Isolation (PVI) is an ablation used specifically to treat the symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation. Atrial Fibrillation is a condition where the top chambers of the heart beats irregularly or “fibrillate.” This can cause symptoms including shortness of breath, dizziness, and fatigue, or patients with Atrial Fibrillation may not even know they have the condition.

Highly symptomatic patients may explore a PVI as a possible treatment for symptom relief. This is considered a “complex ablation” and takes several hours to perform. Most patients will notice a decrease in their symptoms after the ablation, however, some may require additional procedure(s). It is important to note that while a PVI should reduce the symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation in most cases, it is not considered a cure for the condition.


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