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Ablation vs pacemaker

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
It depends: It is typically better to ablate an abnoral rhythm, because the procedure usually offers a permanent cure. The indications for pacemaker and ablation ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Either procedure is: safe for you with a pacemaker but you will need to review your history of treatment for afib with your health care provider to decide which one or bot... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Pacemaker: A pacemaker isn't really preventive therapy for atrial tachycardia. There is a function called antitachycardia pacing which can sometimes convert an a... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
On meds?: Is she taking antiarrhythmic medication now - even if it failed previously, it often works after an ablation. Tikosyn (dofetilide) is particularly eff... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Every other: This means only every other beat that originates in the pacemaker of your heart, gets through to the pumping chamber to create a heart beat. If this ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Controlling rhythm: there must be some rhythm disturbance that remains, they can help. Talk to your specialist for more specific info
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Risks of ablation: Mostly the risks are the same as for other procedures, including infection and bleeding, but also rhythm disturbances of the heart and the development... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 53 years experience
Permanent block: Ablation of the AV node results in complete block of all electrical impulses coming from above in the atrium that is permanent. Since there is no impu... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Fatigue: If you're having av node ablation for a tachycardia which is causing the symptom of fatigue; then it is possible the fatigue will remit with resolutio... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
This depends on: what is driving your heart rate to be fast. If you already have a pacemaker, you should have a cardiologist and likely an electrophysiologist. You s... Read More

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