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Dr. R Hardwin Mead

Cardiology
East Palo Alto, CA
42 years experience

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Cardiology

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English

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Hardwin Mead
Cardiology 42 years experience
Do U mean ablation?: An ablation procedure for atrial tachycardia involves placing catheters into the heart and "mapping" the heart to determine the location of the arrhythmia. Radiofrequency energy is then used to cauterize the tissue and destroy the area causing the arrhythmia. You can speak to a cardiac electrophysiologist to learn more.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Hardwin Mead
Cardiology 42 years experience
Rate or rhythm? : Some meds are good to control the heart rate in af, others are to try to control the rhythm and maintain normal sinus rhythm. In addition, blood thinners (anticoagulant meds) need to be considered for some people. So, there is not an easy answer. If this applies to you and you are only 40, you should also consider a curative ablation procedure.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Hardwin Mead
Cardiology 42 years experience
See a cardiologist!: There are many options for someone in this situation. She may need to consider going on a blood thinner to prevent a blood clot in the heart, as well as medications to control her heart rate. But it is important for her to see a cardiologist, and if possible where you live, a cardiac electrophysiologist who specializes in abnormal heart rhythms.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mead is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mead is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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