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My father has persistent afib despite cardioversion and medication. what are some complications to take into consideration with ablations?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
See below: The most common complication is recurrent AF despite successful ablation. A 2nd procedure will improve the odds but not to 100%. Pulmonary vein stenosis is a rare but serious complication which can be helped with percutaneous dilitation. Cardiac perforation with tamponade is very rare but potentially dangerous if unrecognized. Despite the above, the vast majority of patients do very well.

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Last updated Sep 13, 2015

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