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Posted 2012-09-20T12:18:03Z

Heart Ablation Procedure 9-26-12

Mark is going to Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, on the 26th and will be released on the 27th. Will rest at home for several days, then back to work on the 1st of Oct. Please pray for a safe procedure and that all goes well. Thank you.

Ablation is used to treat abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias. This non-surgical ablation, used for many types of arrhythmias, is performed in a special lab called the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory. During this non-surgical procedure a catheter is inserted into a specific area of the heart. A special machine directs energy through the catheter to small areas of the heart muscle that causes the abnormal heart rhythm. This energy "disconnects" the source of the abnormal rhythm from the rest of the heart. It can also be used to disconnect the electrical pathway between the upper chambers (atria) and the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart.

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