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Ganglion Mapping & Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Racing or fluttering heart from atrial fibrillation, or AFib, may be controlled with medication. Yet that treatment can lose effectiveness over time.

Specialists at our Heart Rhythm Center use a special mapping test to locate erratic heartbeats and cure them with a minimally invasive procedure.

Mapping Ganglia

Special ganglion mapping technology enables our heart rhythm physicians to test for the presence of a tangle of nerves, called ganglia, and define their location. Ganglion mapping pinpoints the origin of erratic heartbeats.

Ablation Through Pulmonary Veins

After mapping, our experts conduct pulmonary vein isolation by inserting a catheter through the pulmonary veins to reach the identified source of problems. Overactive nerves are neutralized by ablation with heat from specialized lasers or radiowave energy. This provides a cure for many AFib conditions.

Because it is minimally invasive, pulmonary vein isolation shortens recovery time. Patients leave the hospital in a few days instead of after a week or longer with traditional open-heart surgery.


The high quality and cost-efficiency of our heart services have earned Abington Memorial Hospital recognition as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care® by Independence Blue Cross.Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care

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