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A 29-year-old male asked:

Is ablation recommended for patients having very disturbing unifocal or multifocal pvcs?

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Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
Cardiac Electrophysiology 19 years experience
Maybe: Ablation for PVCs can be curative. Some patients can also benefit from medications which suppress the PVCs. Medications are typically not as effective, but when they do work, they can help a patient avoid an invasive procedure. Furthermore, PVCs sometimes go away just as suddenly as they appeared, which might occur weeks or months after they start.
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
Cardiology 32 years experience
Agreed. Also, PVCs may be annoying but are not considered life threatening. Although the risk of ablative procedures is low, there is true morbidity and mortality risk with this procedure (yes, one might even die!). Therefore, I'd strongly urge you at such a young age to pursue other forms of treatment for this annoying but not life threatening condition
May 31, 2015
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
Agree with your suggestion .There might be very few patient that will need the procedure such as ablation
Jun 1, 2015
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Pvc abltation: for unofficial yes, but success for multifocal is lower.

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