PVC Ablation Specialist

Vein, Heart, and Vascular Institute

Cardiovascular Doctors & Interventional Cardiologists located in Tampa, FL & Wesley Chapel, FL

At Vein, Heart and Vascular Institute, with offices in Wesley Chapel and South Tampa, Florida, experienced electrophysiologist, Vatsal Inamdar, MD, along with the medical team, offers comprehensive PVC ablation procedures and after-care to address premature ventricular contractions. Ablation techniques can address the root cause of your heart’s dysfunction and quickly alleviate your symptoms. If other treatments for premature ventricular contractions aren’t working for you, schedule a consultation, online or by phone, to learn more about PVC ablation.

PVC Ablation Q & A

What is PVC ablation?

PVC ablation is a procedure to treat premature ventricular contractions (PVC), a condition where you experience extra heartbeats that start in the ventricles or lower chambers of your heart.

At Vein, Heart and Vascular Institute, Dr. Inamdar specializes in ablation techniques where he creates scar tissue or destroys part of your heart tissue to disrupt the electrical signals that cause the extra beats.

What causes premature ventricular contractions?

The extra beats of premature ventricular contractions (PVC) interfere with your heart’s normal rhythm, giving you the sensation that your heart is fluttering or skipping a beat. You may also experience a pounding heart sensation or become more aware of your own heartbeat.

This condition occurs in some cases for no reason at all, due to underlying medical conditions, or certain triggers, like:

  • Caffeine
  • Increased adrenaline
  • Heart muscle damage
  • Use of certain medications
  • Illegal drug or alcohol use

You may also be prone to PVC if you have anxiety, high blood pressure, or if you’ve had a previous heart attack or heart failure.

Am I a good candidate for PVC ablation?

Initially, your treatment from Vein, Heart and Vascular Institute for PVC may include lifestyle changes, like avoiding triggers such as caffeine and medications. You may also benefit from beta-blocker medications to prevent premature contractions.

If lifestyle modifications and medications aren’t working to relieve PVC-related symptoms, Dr. Inamdar may recommend PVC ablation.

What can I expect from PVC ablation?

Prior to your procedure, Dr. Inamdar evaluates your heart and overall health to ensure ablation will be safe and effective for your condition. He creates a custom treatment plan with the goal to relieve your symptoms and protect your heart health.

During a PVC ablation, Dr. Inamdar uses a technique to create scar tissue or destroy the area of the heart where electrical signals are abnormal. Soon after your procedure, you can expect a noticeable reduction in your symptoms.

Dr. Inamdar continues to monitor your heart health through routine checkups at Vein, Heart and Vascular Institute and works with you to prevent additional episodes of PVC in the future.

Find out more about the benefits of PVC ablation by calling the Vein, Heart and Vascular Institute office nearest you or by requesting a consultation online today.