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INSETDr.AdamChodoshsimulatesperformingacryoablationprocedureintheInterventionalandElectrophysiologyCardiologySuite.3ConcordHospitalMedicalGroupaddstotheexpertiseandcompassionofitshealthcareprovidersbyequippingthemwiththestate-of-the-artmedicaltechnologytheyneedtokeepyouandyourfamilyhealthy.IntheexperiencedhandsofCHMGproviderstwoofournewesttechnologytoolsaresavingandimprovingliveseveryday.TechnologyExpertiseInnovativeCareSub-ZeroCardiacTreatmentOptionforAbnormalHeartRhythmsConcord-areagolfersmayhaveenjoyedawarmdayonthelinksthissummerbutitwasallwiththegoalofbringingsub-zerocardiactreatmenttoConcordHospital.ProceedsfromConcordHospitalTrusts2012ChallengeScrambleGolfTournamentpurchasedhigh-techequipmenttotreatirregularheartrhythmbyfreezinghearttissue.Thetreatmentiscalledcryoablation.Itallowsthephysiciantomoresafelytreatirregularrhythmsthatoriginatefromsensitiveareasintheheartrestoringnormalheartrhythmandapatientsqualityoflife.Dr.AdamChodoshofCHMGCardiacAssociatesandDartmouth-HitchcockConcordsaidmanyabnormalheartrhythmsareshortcircuitsofelectricityoftencausedbyanextrapieceoftissueintheheart.Myjobistondthispieceoftissueanderadicateithesaid.Ablationtechnologyrendersthatpieceoftissueincapableofconductingelectricity.Therearetwotypicaltypesofnon-surgicalablationproceduresRadiofrequencyablationwhichburnsthetissueandcryoablationwhichfreezesit.Bothtreatmentsareadministeredbyinstrumentsthreadedtotheheartthroughabloodvesselinthegroin.Dr.Chodoshsaidtheprocedureisanothertoolwithlessriskforthevetotenpercentofpatientswhosetargettissueisinanespeciallysensitivearea.Freezingallowshimtotestwhetherthetissueisresponsiblefortheirregularitywithoutdestroyingit.Inradiofrequencyablationoncethetissueisburneditnolongerfunctions.Youcanfreezeanareaforroughlyuptotwominuteswithoutcausingpermanentdamagehesaid.IfthereareanyproblemsIknowrightawayandbackoffthetissueallowingittowarmup.ThenIproceedtoadifferentareaoftissue.Cryoablationalsoofferslessriskbecausethetipofthedevicestickstothetargettissuehelpingavoidunintendedmovementinsidethebeatingheart.Itsalsolesspainful.Dr.ChodoshsaidbringingcryoablationtoConcordHospitalshowsthatConcordHospitalMedicalGroupandtheHospitalunderstandthatitscardiachealthcareprovidersarevaluedforthedifferencetheyaremakinginpatientslives.BysupportinguswiththetoolsweneedinordertoperformeffectiveandsafetreatmentCHMGandtheHospitalareacknowledgingthepositiveimpactwecanmakeonourcommunity.hesaid.CryoablationCatheter