Santa Clara, CA
A 56-year-old female asked:
i've been told a vt ablation is very unusual. under what criteria should it be performed?
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Cardiology 33 years experience
For refractory VT: Vt is a reentrant rhythm occurringusually in the region of previous scar tissue in the left ventricle (previous infarct). The primary therapy for patients with cardiomyopathy is implantation of an icd. Patients who have recurrent therapy from thier icd and unresponsive to antiarrhythmic drugs then ablation is considered. There are VT ablations performed in patients with normal hearts as well.
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Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Vt: Not that unusual , if you have monomorphic VT requiring treatment then ablation is reasonable to cure it
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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Vt : By ablation is not unusual but is done often as a palliative procedure
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to have more than one ablation done?
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Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can have another ablation procedure done at a later time. It all depends on how extensive the first ablation was and for what condition. Check with your cardiologist or electrophysiologist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
What is a radiation ablation?
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Pathology 44 years experience
Radiofreqency ablatn: This is a now-common way of destroying a small amount of tissue such as a faulty electric link in the heart, nerves from a source of intractable pain, or little tumors. Interventional radiologists have done amazing things in developing this technique.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
What is an ablation?
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General Practice 31 years experience
Uterus ablation: A uterus (lining) 'ablation' means removal/destruction of the cells that line the uterus thus stopping or lightening your (heavy) periods. A common procedure is called: novasure , which is a one-time, 5-minute procedure. Success rates are up to 90%. See more info on novasure.Com.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: ablation?
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Cardiology 34 years experience
Tissue destruction: Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a tube in the groin.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: endoscopic resection or ablation?
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General Surgery 39 years experience
Procedure: Endoscopic resection/ablation refers to procedures done through the mouth or rectum, using endoscopes to remove a lesion that may be pre-malignant or in very early phase malignancy. These lesions are confined to the lining of the esophagus or colon - the lining is removed (resection) or burned (ablated), in order to allow for normal lining to heal the defect and should be done only by specialists.
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