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EPS & RFA Treatment cost in India starts from US $ 5,900 and varies depending on your medical condition and history, comorbidities-if you have any, surgeon, hospital and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
Factors that affect EPS & RFA Treatment cost in India:
An important expense when it comes to your EPS & RFA Treatment is going to be your cardiologist’s fees. IndiCure recommends only experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful heart surgeries. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be completely assured of being in safe and experienced hands when you choose heart surgery in India with IndiCure.
Type of Surgical Approach
With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.
Having your EPS & RFA Treatment in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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What is EPS & RFA Treatment ?
An electrophysiology (EP) study is a test that examines how electrical signals travel through your heart’s pathways. Your heartbeat will be regular if the route is normal. Your heartbeat becomes irregular when these signals are aberrant. Arrhythmia [ah-RITH-mee-ah] is the medical term for an irregular heartbeat.
Arrhythmia symptoms vary from person to person. They may include a pounding or rapid heartbeat or “fluttering” of the heart, Dizziness or lightheadedness or shortness of breath.
Doctors use EPS to figure out why someone’s heart isn’t beating regularly, in other words, to determine the source of an arrhythmia. Besides, EPS is done to check:
- How effective certain medications are at treating your arrhythmia.
- If the problem can be treated by eliminating the part of your heart that is causing the aberrant electrical signal. Catheter ablation is the name for this procedure.
- If you might benefit from a pacemaker or an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a treatment that is used to treat some types of arrhythmias, usually tachycardias. In most circumstances, it can be completed concurrently with an EP study. An EP study usually takes 1 to 2 hours. An RFA procedure also takes 1 to 2 hours, so it may take 3 to 4 hours to do both procedures.
Radio frequency energy is a low-power, high-frequency alternating current that doctors have used to cut tissue and control bleeding for decades (cautery). For the treatment of tachycardias, a much lower dose of radio frequency is used. RFA is used to treat an additional electrical connection or channel that runs between the chambers of the heart. Radio frequency energy kills these pathways permanently, preventing the short circuit that causes the heart to beat 3 to 4 times faster than normal. Most supraventricular arrhythmias and some ventricular arrhythmias can be permanently cured via radio frequency ablation, eliminating the need for long-term medication treatment.
When is EPS & RFA Treatment required?
A radiofrequency ablation isn’t necessary for everyone who has a cardiac arrhythmia. It’s normally advised for patients who have arrhythmias that aren’t managed by medicine or who have particular types of arrhythmia in the upper chambers of the heart, known as the atria.
The following patients are candidates for radio frequency catheter ablation:
- Patients with symptomatic supraventricular tachycardias (SVT) who, despite medication, continue to have recurrent tachycardias.
- Young people with symptomatic, recurrent SVT who do not want to be on medication for the rest of their lives or who have pharmacological adverse effects.
- Patients with idiopathic ventricular tachycardia who develop treatment resistance or negative effects.
- Focal Atrial Fibrillation in Young People.
How is EPS & RFA Treatment done?
You’ll be given drugs via IV to help you feel drowsy and calm. You may be given general anesthesia to sleep through the surgery, depending on the type of heart rhythm problem you have. If you are awake during the procedure, your doctor may give you instructions. Your doctor will numb an area in your groin and make a small hole in your skin. Then, the doctor will place three or four catheters through blood vessels to your heart to help guide the procedure.
The doctor uses special x-rays to see the catheter as it moves through your body. The catheters have microscopic sensors that monitor the flow of electrical signals via your heart.
A catheter may be used by the doctor to induce a transient abnormal heartbeat. Measurements gathered during this time help your doctor figure out what’s causing the irregular heartbeat, where it’s coming from, and how to effectively treat it.
A catheter is placed next to the heart cells that are creating the abnormal electrical signals. The tip of the catheter sends RF energy to destroy the abnormal cells in that area. This can bring the heart back to a normal rhythm.
What is the Recovery after EPS & RFA Treatment like?
Catheter ablation recovery is usually quick and painless. Mild symptoms such as an aching chest and soreness, as well as bruises in the location where the catheter was put, may occur in the days after the treatment. Within a few days, most people may resume their routine activities.
What Results Can I Expect from EPS & RFA Treatment?
The EPS & RFA treatment has a remarkable outcome and produces highly gratifying outcomes. The majority of people who get the surgery return to their normal activities thereafter. The treatment can have a success rate of more than 90% depending on the type of arrhythmia being treated.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for EPS & RFA Treatment in India.
- Is the heart surgeon board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- What treatment option is recommended for me?
- What about the risks involved?
- How long will the recovery period be?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
Best Cardiologists in India
Dr. Ashok Seth
Dr. Ashok Seth is one of India’s most renowned and sought-after interventional cardiologists, and is regarded as one of the country’s top 10 cardiologists. He has over 32 years of expertise and is known for doing over 50,000 angiograms and 20,000 angioplasties. For executing one of the biggest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world, he was inducted into the “LIMCA” Book of Records.
Dr. T. S. Kler
Dr. T.S. Kler is the Executive Director of Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, as well as the Head of the Cardiology Department. He was the first doctor in India to implant an implanted cardioverter defibrillator in April 1995. (ICD). He also built India’s first electrophysiology department.
Dr. (Col.) Manjinder Singh Sandhu
He is an interventional cardiologist with an impressive 16 years of post-DM expertise and has conducted over 20,000 procedures. His work focuses on difficult coronary treatments such as Primary EPS & RFA Treatment (with thrombosuction devices, IABP, and other techniques), Bifurcation lesions, Chronic complete occlusions, and Left Main lesions. Cutting balloons, angiosculpt, IVUS, Rotablation, and other supplementary devices are among his specialties.
Best Cardiac Hospitals in India
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is a state of the art multi speciality tertiary-care hospital situated in the most posh area of South Delhi. Considered to be the flagship hospital of Apollo group, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is one of the important landmarks not only in Delhi, but in the world map because of its popularity among the medical tourists. The hospital has been one of the most sought after medical institutions for patients from Asia Pacific and beyond.
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre is one of the most revered medical institutions not only in India, but the entire world. The institute has set benchmarks in cardiac care with path-breaking work over the last 25 plus years. The hospital has the most advanced technology and has seen the best outcomes even in the most complex cardiac cases; be it cardiac surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery or Non-invasive Cardiology
My dad was advised cardiac bypass surgery in CA, USA, but because of being uninsured, such high costs of cardiac surgery in the US, we were really not able to afford it. IndiCure has actually helped in saving my dad’s life and we are really grateful for the same.
I am falling short of words, to express my gratitude to the surgeon who was very helpful and courteous.
Will recommend IndiCure to everyone!
Procedure : CABG surgery
My son 4 years old was born with a heart defect which the doctors said needed a highly specialized surgery. Our cardiologist highly spoke of Indian surgeons and suggested us to go to India and in hindsight now I realize how right he was!
My son was successfully operated and I must thank Indicure for the excellent arrangements they made.
Procedure : ToF surgery
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Procedure : Mitral Valve Replacement
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Really appreciate the care and help we received from Dr Ruchika and entire team of IndiCure.
Procedure : ASD Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
Ablation has a success rate of 70 to 80 percent on average. The success rate for those who are young, have intermittent afib, and have no underlying cardiac disease can be as high as 95%.
AFib and other arrhythmias can be successfully treated using Radiofrequency ablation, which is a safe and successful procedure. These operations do carry the risk of bleeding, infection, and/or pain where the catheter was inserted, but these complications are rare.
Because ablations irritate and inflame the heart, many patients suffer brief episodes of arrhythmia in the weeks following the procedure, according to various experts. In other words, the weeks following an ablation shouldn’t be used to evaluate whether or not the treatment was successful — though it almost always is.
According to a study published in Cardiac Rhythm, cardiovascular mortality among persons who had their natural heart rhythm restored with catheter ablation decreased by 60%.
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