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can you give me information on topera diagnostic image for ablation?

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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It's a : Rhythmview system that assist electrophysiologist in the identification of the electrical source of cardiac arrhythmias. Its a different technology. Pulmonary vein isolation actually use. It's a research technology with possibly a bright future. 6 millions americans suffer from atrial fibrillation but only around 120, 000 ablations a year. Electro cardiologist are true artist when doing ablations.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have more than one ablation done?

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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
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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.
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This is performed by cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists who specialize in heart rhythm problems. It is not performed by interventional radiologists.
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A 48-year-old female asked:

What is an ablation?

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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.
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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.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: ablation?

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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
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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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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: endoscopic resection or ablation?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Procedure: Endoscopic resection/ablation refers to procedures done through the mouth or rectum, using endoscopes to remove a lesion that may be pre-malignant or in very early phase malignancy. These lesions are confined to the lining of the esophagus or colon - the lining is removed (resection) or burned (ablated), in order to allow for normal lining to heal the defect and should be done only by specialists.

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