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what is a cardiac ablation? is it safe?

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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 initiate erratically. The physician needs to do cardiac mapping and find out where is the possible source of extra firing source of the electrical current. Md then burn them out with freezing burn. Under good hands it is relatively safe, 1% complication.
Answered on Sep 5, 2018
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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Generally, yes: The major complication rate for simple ablations is <1% in expert hands. Even for complex ablations, the major complication rate is usually <4%.
Answered on Sep 5, 2018
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Ablation: it is usually relatively safe provided that an expert with experience doing it/
Answered on Sep 5, 2018

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