Utah Valley Regional Medical Center

(801) 357-7850Map1034 North 500 WestProvo, UT 84604

Septal Ablation

Electrophysiology Lab

(801) 357-2023

Definition

For Septal Ablation, a doctor injects ethanol (a type of alcohol) through a catheter into the small artery that supplies blood to the thickened area of heart muscle. The alcohol kills cells, and the thickened tissue shrinks to a more normal size.  This allows blood to flow freely through the ventricle, and symptoms improve.
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