British cardiologists saved the lives of 77-year-old patient using ethanol ablation, writes The Daily Mail. He suffered from ventricular tachycardia, which was developed after a previous heart attack.
During the operation the doctors tried in vain to restore the heart rhythm using the standard methods provided for such cases. When nothing helped, the doctors decided to provocation of a heart attack in a patient with the help of pure alcohol. For this purpose, in the heart muscle of the patient through the crotch a catheter was introduced through which was filed with ethyl alcohol.
This action helped doctors identify the problem area of the heart muscle, which caused disturbance of the heart. The alcohol burned problematic part of the heart, restoring a normal heart rhythm.
In contrast to this procedure, the pacemaker give undesired operation. In addition to ethanol ablation, surgeons tried to burn out the problem area in the heart by means of high-frequency electable, but in this case it did not help. To help surgeons came ethanol ablation, which can be considered an effective alternative way of electric. In addition, after such intervention, the patient may be discharged from the hospital after three days.