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does cardiac ablation help with chronic atrial fibrillation

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Dinerman
34 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Usually safe: Although many serious complications can occur during an ablation, when performed by a skilled physician with plenty if experience in a good hospital i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Electrophysiologist: A subspecialty of cardiology is specially trained and certified to perform this procedure. Have your pcp refer to you to one near you with the proper ... Read More
Dr. Sergio Cossu
33 years experience Cardiology
Eectrophysiologist: I agree that an electrophysiologist wil provide the best information regarding catheter ablation. It is important to ask questions regarding outcomes ... Read More
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Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
It's Tough: Finding the most competent doctor in your area can be extremely difficult. Send me a message and i'll get you a name or two of some nationally recogn ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: To cause any damage to coronary arteries.
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Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Yes but it's rare: The coronary arteries, most specifically a branch of the left circumflex artery run directly beneath a structure called the left atrial appendage. Abl ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanan Morcos
21 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No: Atrial fibrillation is a chaotic rhythm from the top chamber of the heart... Treatment is blood thinner spending on a score given by your risk factors ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: Albuterol can increase your atrio-ventricular conduction and make your atrial fibrillation conduct faster to the ventricles, so you could have an over ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
There may be none: Atrial fibrillation is a heart arrhythmia where the atria (2top chambers) are contracting in a rapid disorganized manner, and the blood is being pumpe ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Bradycardia : A concern I have is why it is difficult to breathe on the right side. Fluid in the lung comes to mind. Metoprolol is often used to control atrial fibr ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wade Fletcher
22 years experience Internal Medicine
GET THE ABLATION: PAROXYSMAL AFIB (IN AND OUT) CARRIES AT LEAST THE SAME STROKE RISK AS PERMANENT AFIB, AND IS OFTEN MORE SYMPTOMATIC. IF OTHER METHODS TO RATE CONTROL ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Not very: >99% of patients who have ablation performed with have no serious complications. 80% will have lasting relief and the rest may need to have the proced ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
S waves changes : An EKG is an electronic shadow of the heart from different angles. It would not be possible to comment on S waves changes without seeing the patient a ... Read More

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