A 66-year-old male asked:
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better use medtronic adapta or advisa, for paroximal af patient? i had heart ablation n it was failed, i'm still on af

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Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience Cardiology
Neither.: Neither Adapta nor Advisa is really an atrial fibrillation treatment device, just "overdrive" atrial pacing, which reduces a. fib. burden. You may want a defibrillator which treats a. fib. like the Evira ICD which can deliver a low grade 50 Hz jolt (you won't feel) or even a shock in the middle of the night, which you will feel, but will get you out of a. fib. Or consider another ablation.
Answered on Oct 20, 2015
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Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
One failed ablation merits a second opinion from another electro physiologist, re-consideration of all your individual features that might make another ablation successful. Based on further details, discussion of rhythm vs. rate control strategy should happen. You need a meaningful discussion with a well qualified cardiologist to determine best strategy for your case
Oct 17, 2015

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