3D Mapping And Ablation Turkey

    A healthy heart rhythm is very important for both the heart and the rest of the body. Irregularities in the heart rhythm can negatively affect the daily lives of patients. People may experience palpitations and dizziness due to rhythm disorders, and they may faint. They can suffer from arrhythmia-based diseases such as heart enlargement and heart failure. One of the most effective methods used in the treatment of rhythm disorder is ablation therapy. Abnormal heart areas that cause arrhythmias can be burned or frozen with ablation therapy. Thus, the negative effects on the heart rhythm can be eliminated. In order for the ablation treatment to be successful and accurate, the areas causing arrhythmia should be determined in detail. This detection process can be done with various two-dimensional imaging methods. However, some rhythm disorders may require a much more detailed examination. In this case, 3D imaging techniques are used. Thanks to the developments in medical science and technology, it is possible to map the heart in 3D today. With this 3D mapping method, it can be determined in detail from which region the rhythm disturbance originates. Thus, ablation therapy can be performed accurately and successfully. In the rest of our article, we will talk about the details of 3D mapping and 3D ablation processes.

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    What is ablation of the heart? 

    Ablation is a special method that has been used successfully for more than 20 years in the treatment of arrhythmias. With this treatment, abnormal heart regions that cause heart rhythm irregularities can be rendered dysfunctional. Thus, electrical impulses formed in the heart can reach their target regions without being affected by these regions. A healthy heart rhythm is achieved by the timely arrival of electrical impulses to the target areas.To eliminate abnormal heart regions, they must first be detected. Generally, 2D imaging techniques are used to detect and display these regions. However, 2D imaging may not be sufficient for every type of rhythm disorder. In order to view the source of these rhythm disturbances, it is necessary to resort to 3D mapping technology.

    What is 3D mapping & ablation of heart?

    If 3D mapping of the heart has been performed prior to the ablation procedure, this is known as 3D ablation. In the 3D ablation process, the tissues that make up the heart are first mapped in detail. Thanks to this mapping, the formations that cause arrhythmia in the heart are displayed in detail. It is decided in which areas and to what extent the ablation process will be performed. Then, these areas are neutralized with cold or heat energy ablation technique.

    What are the advantages of 3D ablation system?

    The greatest advantage of the three-dimensional ablation procedure is that the heart can be visualized in 3D. The heart, which is examined with 2D imaging techniques, looks like a photograph. However, in 3D imaging, it is possible to examine tissues from all sides. In this way, regions causing rhythm disturbances can be displayed and marked in detail. Thus, target areas can be intervened without wasting time during the procedure. 3D imaging technique; It makes the ablation process both more successful and more accurate.

    What conditions are treated with 3D ablation? 

    3D ablation can be used to treat rhythm disorders such as:

    • Ventricular tachycardia (VT).
    • Atrial fibrillation (AF)
    • Atrial flutter
    • Wolff – Parkinson – White Syndrome.
    • Brugada Syndrome
    • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD)
    • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).

    The diseases we have mentioned and some special conditions related to these diseases can be treated with the 3D ablation method.

    How long does it take to recover from 3D ablation ? 

    After three-dimensional ablation, patients remain in hospital overnight. In this process, healthcare professionals take special care of patients; They regularly monitor heart rate and blood pressure vital signs. If there is no special situation, the patients are discharged the next day. After 3D ablation, patients should stay away from heavy work and strenuous exercise for the period recommended by the doctor. During this time, they should rest regularly. After ablation treatment, patients recover greatly within 2 weeks and can return to their daily lives with the advice of a doctor.

    3D ablation is a much more advanced treatment compared to conventional ablation. This treatment allows for detailed imaging of the heart and elimination of problem areas with a high accuracy. Therefore, it is a more expensive treatment compared to conventional(2D) ablation therapy. The details of the treatment are planned specifically for the patient. Therefore, it is not possible to say anything clear about 3D ablation cost.