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A 59-year-old male asked:

an otherwise healthy person has a non-life threatening tachycardia. what would be the better prescription (no need for ablation) to use to decrease this event?

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
Beta-blockers: Treatment with medications will depend on the abnormal rhythm. Beta-blocker or calcium channel blocker can be used as well as other rhythm controlling medications.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have more than one ablation done?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can have another ablation procedure done at a later time. It all depends on how extensive the first ablation was and for what condition. Check with your cardiologist or electrophysiologist.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What is a radiation ablation?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Radiofreqency ablatn: This is a now-common way of destroying a small amount of tissue such as a faulty electric link in the heart, nerves from a source of intractable pain, or little tumors. Interventional radiologists have done amazing things in developing this technique.
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 34 years experience
This is performed by cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists who specialize in heart rhythm problems. It is not performed by interventional radiologists.
Nov 9, 2012
IL
A 48-year-old female asked:

What is an ablation?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
Uterus ablation: A uterus (lining) 'ablation' means removal/destruction of the cells that line the uterus thus stopping or lightening your (heavy) periods. A common procedure is called: novasure , which is a one-time, 5-minute procedure. Success rates are up to 90%. See more info on novasure.Com.
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
There are several types of endometrial ablation, which are done to reduce menstrual flow. If you are finished with child bearing, talk to your gyn to see if you are a candidate.
Dec 5, 2012
Cincinnati, OH
A 47-year-old female asked:

Having a uteran ablation monday. Will it help alleviate cramping & bloating?

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Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Ablation: Most ablations are for excessive bleeding. One condition that causes bleeding is adenomyosis. It means the glands of the lining of the nuterus grow into the muscle wall of the uterus. In that scenario, the ablation may help your cramping and bloating.
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: ablation?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 34 years experience
Tissue destruction: Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a tube in the groin.

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