Mayo Clinic Health Library

Ablation

  • Atrial fibrillation ablation

    Atrial fibrillation ablation — Learn about procedures for treating heart quiver (fibrillation) that hasn't gotten better with drugs or other treatments.

  • Atrial flutter ablation

    Atrial flutter ablation — Learn how heart specialists use cardiac ablation to treat atrial flutter.

  • AV node ablation

    AV node ablation — Learn who may benefit from this cardiac catheter procedure to correct a heart rhythm problem at the AV node.

  • Cardiac ablation

    Cardiac ablation — Overview covers risks, what to expect during cardiac catheter ablation to correct heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias).

  • Endometrial ablation

    Endometrial ablation treats abnormal uterine bleeding and other uterine conditions. Learn about the risks and what to expect during the procedure.

  • Maze procedure

    Maze procedure — Learn who may benefit from this open-heart surgery procedure to correct a heart rhythm problem and implant a pacemaker.

  • Pulmonary vein isolation

    Pulmonary vein isolation — Overview covers risks, what to expect during this procedure to correct atrial fibrillation using radiofrequency or cryoablation.

  • Radiofrequency neurotomy

    Bad back, neck or hip? Radiofrequency neurotomy temporarily quiets nerves that cause pain. Know more about this targeted treatment for joint pain.

  • Sclerotherapy

    Learn what's involved in this procedure to treat varicose veins, including the risks and what improvements you can expect.

  • SVT ablation

    SVT ablation — Learn how heart specialists use supraventricular tachycardia ablation to treat atrial tachycardia and AV node reentrant tachycardia.

  • Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA)

    Learn about this procedure for treating an enlarged prostate, including possible risks and what to expect during and after the procedure.

  • Ventricular tachycardia ablation

    Ventricular tachycardia ablation — Learn how heart specialists use cardiac ablation to treat ventricular tachycardia, including epicardial ablation.