A 21-year-old male asked:
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i'm having an ep study for ventricular tachycardia with possible icd implant. i also have crohn's disease. how worried should i be about the procedure?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
You have asked this: question repeatedly in this forum over the last few weeks. You have been told repeatedly by many different health care providers that there is no additional risk associated with your conditions. In addition, in qualified hands the procedures are low risk as well. Relax! Consider obtaining psychologic counseling to help you deal with your anxiety.
Answered on Dec 6, 2016
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Generally safe: For the most part it shouldn't be an issue. The EP study is fairly safe. The placement of the ICD is a surgery and as long as you don't have an active infection you are safe. It looks like you're not on immunomodulators so you should have minimal risk.
Answered on Dec 8, 2016
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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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There is no: specific contraindication to EPS or ICD implant with regard to stable Crohn's disease. The risks are unchanged and minimal in experienced hands.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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It is very safe: It is very safe and is often used to treat oral thrush.
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Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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Ventricular tachycar: No need to be scared of v.Tachycardia because it can be treated successfully.1)by ablation 2)a.I.C.D or defib 3)with medications.
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Dr. Kerry Schwartz
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Fair: do cardiac rehab. follow closely in ICD clinic stay on optimal medical therapy for HF closely monitor weights

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