A 29-year-old female asked:
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mom had ablation in january, dr had her stop heart meds and and afib came right back nearly 3 months post surgery.

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Common scenario: The failure rate is quite high in ablation for atrial fibrillation that' s why follow up with Cardiology is critical. Medicine adjustment will be done at follow up appointment.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
55 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Agree. Many patients may need a second procedure for success.
Apr 24, 2015
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
55 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Could happen: I assume the ablation was for A Fib. Many patients need a second ablation procedure, and may even require some " anti fib" drugs to keep it from recurring. She needs to see her cardiologist. Good luck.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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Not necessarily: The frequency of episodic afib does not correlate to overall heart function.
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