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recovery from cardiac ablation surgery

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Nodal ablation: In ablating cardiac dysrhythmias, the ablation catheters can sometimes affect the conduction to or from the atrio-venticular node (avn). This is an im ... Read More
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Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
It depends: It depends on the ablation type: almost never for wpw, atrial fibrillation/flutter or ventricular tachycardia; 1% or less for avnrt (atrioventricular ... Read More
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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
It depends: There are certain procedures in very specific patients where that risk is high, but generally the risk is much less than 1%.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Clearance: Cardiac clearance for a cardiology procedure to be performed by a cardiologist is assumed. The same clearance for a procedure sans cardiologist is not ... Read More
Dr. Narendra Singh
33 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac clearance: In general individual who have a cardiac history will require a cardiac clearance by your internist or cardiologist. Surgeons in other specialities ar ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: Likely not abnormal.Not to worry too much if not having symptoms such as lightheadedness or dizzyness.Just let you doctor know.However it would not be ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Walking: But you may need a suppressive medication ...Talk to your cardiologist.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Post ablation pee: Discuss with your Dr. It is not uncommon for tachycardia to increase peptides form the heart called natriuretic peptide. They make you pee out salt an ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lawrence
22 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
To feel better: On a more serious note, you will lay flat on a special table and be draped with a sterile sheet. Your groin will be injected with medicine to numb the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Lin
Dr. Jimmy Lin answered
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, reasonably safe: Cardiac ablation is a procedure that cardiac electrophysiologist use to burn out some extra pathway where the heart's electrical current might initiat ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Nausea: The short answer is “yes”. However, the causes could be related to several things including medications administered to you during and after the pro ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Ablation: Low risk possible complication.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Usually one: There is usually one nurse and one or two technicians along with the doctor who is performing the procedure.

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