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Our hospital has completed the second and third cases of pulsed electric field ablation surgery in the northwest region

Author:admin      Time:2024-05-09     Number :166
On May 3, 2024, Zeng Guangwei, Vice Dean of the Cardiology Hospital of Xi'an International Medical Center, led a team to complete pulse electric field ablation surgery for two patients with atrial fibrillation. The patients recovered well after the surgery and have been discharged. This is the second and third surgery completed in the northwest region, and also the third ablation energy technology after radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation. Pulse electric field ablation provides a new option for catheter ablation treatment of atrial fibrillation, bringing good news to patients.
In cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation is known as the "number one killer". Simply put, atrial fibrillation refers to the irregular beating of the atrium, which can be as fast as 350-600 times per minute, causing the atrium to lose its pumping function. Moreover, this process is irregular and can affect the normal beating of the entire heart. The incidence rate also increases with age. The latest statistics show that at present, the number of patients with atrial fibrillation in China is up to 20 million, which is one of the most common chronic diseases of the elderly. Young people also have the disease, and patients over 60 have a higher incidence rate.
Being addicted to watching TV shows, staying up late, working overtime for too long, and after intense exercise... often, we may experience arrhythmia during these times. Atrial fibrillation, also known as atrial fibrillation, is one of the most common arrhythmias.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a new epidemic in the 21st century, with a high incidence rate, disability and mortality due to its complications. Catheter ablation is an effective means to restore and maintain sinus rhythm in patients with AF. At present, there are only two types of catheter ablation surgery: radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation. The success rate of surgical treatment for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation can reach over 80%, and the success rate of persistent atrial fibrillation can reach over 70%. Generally speaking, for patients with atrial fibrillation who require surgical treatment, the earlier the surgery is performed, the higher the success rate, the better the prognosis, and the greater the benefits for the patient.
"The entire surgery was completed under local anesthesia, which was very smooth and the patient's body sensation was also good. One of the biggest advantages of pulse therapy is the use of catheters for flexible and free manipulation of the surgery. In addition, the safety of pulse ablation is very prominent, whether compared to radio frequency or freezing, pulse therapy has certain advantages."
The successful completion of two surgeries, based on feedback, indicates that this new technology is safer, more efficient, and more comfortable. The successful implementation of this surgery marks a new level of precision treatment in the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation in the department, bringing good news to more atrial fibrillation patients.