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how common is it to have a successful catheter ablation procedure?

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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 term success rates upwards of 95% are very common. Ablation for atrial fibrillation typically results in 1-2 year AF free rates around 70+%. Sometimes a combination of medication and ablation can improve freedom from arrhythmia.
Answered on Oct 11, 2016
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
Answered on Jul 11, 2015

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