Cardiac Ablation with Robotics

Cardiac ablation is a common, minimally invasive, treatment for arrhythmias. In a typical procedure, a small specialized tube called a catheter is inserted into a vein in the leg and navigated to the heart. It’s used to diagnose the arrhythmia and to deliver energy that isolates misbehaving heart muscle cells.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey is one of the top 5 hospitals in North America offering cardiac ablations using robotics.

During a robotic ablation procedure, the doctor uses precise, computer-controlled magnetic fields to navigate a catheter from a computer workstation. By adjusting the robot’s magnets, the physician can precisely steer a catheter with a magnet embedded in its tip.

Benefits of Cardiac Ablation with Robotics include:

  • Short procedures and fast recovery time, enabling patients to return to normal activity within a few days.
  • Reduced patient exposure to X-ray radiation.
  • Reduced risk of complications due to perforation of heart tissue.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000

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