Arrhythmia Treatment in Israel
Arrhythmia treatment in Israel - Cardiology in recent years in Israel has made an impressive progress in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias).
Effective and safe treatment of arrhythmia in Israel is conducted by leading cardiologists at the Cardiac Surgery Unit, Herzliya Medical Center Private Hospital.
Conservative techniques and minimally invasive treatments are present at the Cardiology Center and are based on the latest discoveries in the field of cardiac physiology. The close cooperation of Herzliya Medical Center with renowned research institutions allows the lead in the introduction of innovative technologies, ensuring patients an unsurpassed level of quality medical services.
What Is Arrhythmia and How Is It Treated?
Arrhythmia is a disorder of the heart pulse, either beating too slow or too fast or irregularly (heart fibrillation). Electrophysiological study is an invasive procedure which enables doctors to evaluate abnormal heart beats. Pulse frequency and thus heart rate depends on the needs of our body and changes constantly within the physiological range.
Various cardiac diseases can lead to a disruption of the conduction system of the heart, causing frequent (tachycardia), rare (bradycardia) or irregular heartbeat. Cardiac arrhythmias lead to the development of heart failure, circulatory disorders and ischemia (hypoxia) myocardium (heart muscle), as well as to the likelihood of stagnation of blood in the chambers of the heart and to the development of blood clots, representing high risk. Cardiologists at Herzliya Medical Center Private Clinic diagnose and treat arrhythmias, thereby preventing severe and life-threatening complications. Atrial fibrillation treatment in Israel at HMC is performed by leading cardiac specialists.
Arrhythmia Diagnosis in Israel
The main method of diagnosis of arrhythmia in Israel is electrocardiography (ECG), as well as modern methods of recording heart rhythms, such as daily monitoring (Holter monitoring) and immediate remote monitoring (telemetry). These methods allow the monitoring of patients during their normal life, responsive to recurrent episodes of arrhythmias. Additional methods of diagnosis are ultrasonography, angiography, isotope scan of the heart, stress testing and analysis of the parameters of blood. Patients at Herzliya Medical Center can undergo all necessary medical tests for precise diagnosis studies and consultations of the heart.
Modern Methods of Arrhythmia Treatment in Israel
At the Cardiac Surgery Department of Herzliya Medical Center treatment of arrhythmia is conducted with innovative methods which change the fate of patients dramatically, such as radiofrequency ablation and implantation of a pacemaker with defibrillation and cardioversion function.
- Radiofrequency ablation - a minimally invasive method of treating a number of types of arrhythmia, characterized by the presence of pathological excitation source (atrial fibrillation, paroxysmal tachycardia, arrythmia) or pathological impulse conduction pathways (preexcitation syndrome). The procedure consists of destroying (cauterizing) the pathological focus with high-frequency radiation of radio waves.
Radiofrequency ablation at Herzliya Medical Center is performed in two stages; in the preparatory phase, cardiac specialists perform a thorough electrophysiological procedure of the conduction system of the heart, making a kind of map-guide; in the second stage of the procedure the treatment on the patient is through a peripheral blood vessel catheter which is equipped with a high-frequency radiation generator, computer guided precisely to areas requiring ablation. The maximum precision guidance of pulse eliminates the possibility of damage to healthy tissue. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and constant supervision of the rhythm of the heart, as well as the patient's state of health.
- Implantation of an artificial pacemaker with defibrillation and cardioversion. A sensitive sensor implanted in the subcutaneous tissue responds to changes in heart rate and generates a synchronized (cardioversion) or independent (defibrillation) electric pulse return to normal heart rhythm.
Application of high-tech methods of electrophysiological effects on the vascular system has dramatically reduced mortality from severe arrhythmia and has been preventing the need for complex open-heart surgery.
Cardiologists at Herzliya Medical Center give back patients suffering from arrhythmia their confidence and the opportunity to return to an active lifestyle.