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what to expect after catheter ablation

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Ablation from latin means destruction. Most commonly this is applied to cardiac procedures with the goal of preventing recurrent cardiac arrythmias su ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
18 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Depends: The success rates of ablation procedures depend mostly on the rhythm that is being ablated. For some arrhythmias such as SVT or atrial flutter, long t ... Read More
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Catheter ablation : Very common for most Svt s success is close to 98%, for some little lower
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
33 years experience Cardiology
Mild to serious: This depends in large part on what exactly is being ablated. Ablation in the right heart is usually a lower risk than in the left heart due to risks o ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience Cardiology
It Varies: In general it is very low risk. There are different types of ablations with varying degrees of risk. Atrial fibrillation ablation tends to carry som ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Catheter ablation: read this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ablation/
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could ya before?: When discharged, unless your instructions say to avoid stairs, then slow steady pace should not interfere with the access site or its clot/scab. Ideal ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Rewires the heart: Electrical impulses cause the muscle fibers of the heart to contract and are carried through the heart by special fibers that act like the electrical ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Ablation is an often used highly successful form of treatment for the common types of svt.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Probably just...: Do you mean catheter removal? If so, why did you have catheter in the urethra? If the reason for indwelling catheter is for significant surgery on the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Very unlikely: Death is a remote possibility during an ablation, but it is a possibility. A very low risk of death is present for many procedures however, and it sho ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
30 years experience Cardiology
Medication failure: If you fail the medication treatment then you have the indication for ablation.

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