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A 30-year-old female asked:

what is the success rate of ablation of atrial tachycardia?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Great question: It's variable depending on location (left vs right sided). Talk to the electrophysiologist who would perform to get best information specific.
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
Atrial Tachy (AT): It depends on the frequency/duration of the at. Infrequent episodes - follow or treat with meds - av nodal or antiarrhythmic drugs. Frequent episodes consider ablation if meds fail. Sometimes difficult to induce at ep study and cannot ablate due to need to MAP out the arrhythmia. Success rates in the area of 70-80% if frequent and not multifocal - coming from multiple areas. Ep md.

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How is the WPW ablation procedure done?

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How long does it take the ablation procedure for WPW to work?

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Immediately: Overall the ablation procedure may take 3-4 hours to complete. The goal of the procedure is to eliminate the extra electrical pathway responsible for wpw. Once that pathway is eliminated, there is no longer a risk of rapid heart rates. There is a small risk (about 5%) of the problem returning such that at least one follow up evaluation is recommended.
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Is ablation the only option available for afib? How effective or successful is it?

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What does the surgery for atrial tachycardia involve?

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Do U mean ablation?: An ablation procedure for atrial tachycardia involves placing catheters into the heart and "mapping" the heart to determine the location of the arrhythmia. Radiofrequency energy is then used to cauterize the tissue and destroy the area causing the arrhythmia. You can speak to a cardiac electrophysiologist to learn more.
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How effective are endometrial ablations?

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Dr. Thomas Robbins
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Mostly: There are several different companies that have endo ablation devices, each with varied success. Some women's periods completely stop, while others periods are significantly decreased, and some get no help from ablations. I suggest you talk to your ob/gyn for more information.

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