A member asked:

After having catheter ablation on my heart for wpw/svt my doctor told me not to drink caffeine for one year... it has been more than one year now since then so is it safe for me to drink caffeine?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Sue Ferranti answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

You would need to ask your cardiologist who did the ablation procedure if it is now safe to have caffeine. Your cardiologist knows your heart the best and can tell you what the risks are if you add caffeine to your diet. You may need an EKG or Holter monitor to see if you are having any residual arrhythmias. So, give your cardiologist a call! Good luck!!

Answered 3/25/2021


Dr. Ramalingaier Parameswaran answered

Specializes in

If the ablation of the abnormal pathway was successful, and you have had no recurrence, I am reassured. However, if you were able to avoid caffeine for a year, why would you want to start caffeine again? Arrhythmia could also occur in the absence of WPW and I would continue to avoid caffeine. Please get your electrophysiologist’s opinion since he may be aware of other abnormalities .

Answered 4/20/2021



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