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A Flutter Ablation
Define better please: What does better mean? Initial atrial flutter ablation success rates run around 80-85%. This for the typical flutter variety. A form of atrial flutter called atypical atrial flutter has a much lower success rate. But ablation is invasive, meaning there is inherent risk such as perforation of the heart, pericardial effusion, need for permanent pacemaker implantation, etc. Such risks are very rare ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux symptom starts off with nauseousness, you want to throw up, belching and burping, then
pain goes into the back, causing the heart to flutter. Had to have ablation to fix the
arrhythmia. Still have the attacks, but the heart does not race now. Stan
Hello. : Hello. I don't know what the cause of your symptoms is. Possible symptoms of reflux include: regurgitation of acid into your throat or mouth. This can leave a bad taste in your mouth or even cause you to vomit. Symptoms which fall under the category of dyspepsia include: nausea or burping after eating, feeling bloated or uncomfortably full with possible pain in the upper abdomen after eating a big meal. The symptoms can be triggered after lying on your back, eating too much or bending over; especially if lifting something heavy. Heartburn can be experienced as burning that can rise from your stomach and ascend as high as the throat. Here is the problem. Sometimes when a person is having a heart attack, they may think that they are having heartburn. The fact that your pain goes into your back and that your heart is fluttering is of concern. You didn't mention if you have any sense of tightness or issues with your breathing. Also don't know if you have been having these events for years or if they just started. If there is pain in your neck, shoulder, jaw or teeth or you are experiencing shortness of breath, that could be more suggestive of cardiac. Cardiac events can lead to feeling dizzy, nausea or having increased sweating. The pain from a cardiac source is often described as tightness, fullness or "feeling like their is an elephant sitting on my chest." it can occur intermittently for minutes at a time. If your symptoms are consistent with a heart attack then please call 911. Regardless, you need to have your symptoms medically evaluated. ...Read more
I had an ablation (2010) when my heart rhythm was fluttering. I woke up this morning and my heart was fluttering again. I'm really scared.
I am scheduled for an ablation for a- flutter. They say i need a Foley catheter. Can i refuse or is there an other option ?
You can refuse: But what's the point. It's not a really big deal, and provides a level of protection for you despite it's seeming indignity. That's not really the big issue here anyway, and after you are home and back in normal sinus rhythm you probably won't care that you had a catheter. They are putting one in your heart anyhow! and that is the big issue. ...Read more
Yes: For the first 1-2 weeks following a catheter ablation, palpitations or a sense that the heart is beating irregularly, is common and are likely secondary to irritation of the heart from the ablation procedure. These symptoms are typically very brief. Symptoms of longer duration may represent recurrence of the arrhythmia for which the ablation was undertaken. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had catheter ablation for atrial flutter at BW. How long before I resume normal exercise. I was a rower & am used to strenuous workouts. I am 62.
I have been having PVCs. And Flutter for the past 2 months. Seeing a cardiologist. Recommendations on pros and cons for flecainide vs ablation.
I had catheter ablation for SVT and atrial flutter yesterday. Should I feel a different heartbeat if i'm cured?
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