Apollo Hospitals has developed cryo balloon ablation for patients with irregular heart rhythms.
What’s it about? At Apollo Hospitals, doctors have developed a minimally invasive procedure to treat patients with irregular heart rhythms. The cryo balloon ablation, a new interventional procedure, was done on one patient. Those with irregular rhythms have a higher risk of stroke and heart failure.
- The device closes off the left atrial appendage (LAA) and prevents harmful blood clots from forming. It’s a permanent device and can’t be seen from the outside.
- If the procedure is successful, the risk of stroke is reduced. Patients can also stop taking blood thinners over time.