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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Ablation (Overview)

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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What is an ablation?

What is an ablation?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Ablation (Overview)

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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What is the definition or description of: ablation?

What is the definition or description of: ablation?

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. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of medialstinal ablation?

What are the pros and cons of medialstinal ablation?

Need more info: The mediastinum is the area around your heart. Ablation means "destruction". The pros and cons depend on what is being destroyed (lymph nodes? Cancer?) and how (radiofrequency? Heat? Cold?) ask your doctor what the evidence is for the procedure, and what alternatives are possible. The mediastinum contains critical structures, so you don't want to risk any non-proven procedures. ...Read more

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How does ablation work on your back?Blocks have not worked.Thanks

How does ablation work on your back?Blocks have not worked.Thanks

RFA: Rfa can be used to help patients with chronic (long-lasting) low-back and neck pain and pain related to the degeneration of joints from arthritis. The degree of pain relief varies, depending on the cause and location of the pain. Pain relief from rfa can last from six to 12 months and in some cases, relief can last for years. More than 70% of patients treated with rfa experience pain relief. ...Read more

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I've been told a vt ablation is very unusual. Under what criteria should it be performed?

I've been told a vt ablation is very unusual.  Under what criteria should it be performed?

For refractory VT: Vt is a reentrant rhythm occurringusually in the region of previous scar tissue in the left ventricle (previous infarct). The primary therapy for patients with cardiomyopathy is implantation of an icd. Patients who have recurrent therapy from thier icd and unresponsive to antiarrhythmic drugs then ablation is considered. There are VT ablations performed in patients with normal hearts as well. ...Read more

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I am currently experiencing ocassional AF with increasing frequency. This follows successful Ablation approx 3.8yrs ago. Is 2nd ablation warranted?

I am currently experiencing ocassional AF with increasing frequency. This follows successful Ablation approx 3.8yrs ago. Is 2nd ablation warranted?

Most likely: You responded well to your first ablation during which they likely electrically isolated your pulmonary veins. One or more of your veins probably reconnected and the most effective approach based on your age is a repeat ablation. Your MD should know that your atrial fibrillation has recurred so anticoagulation and stroke prophylaxis can be addressed as well ...Read more

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Before I qualify for a second ablation procedure to re-treat AF, do I need to be in a state of constant or persistant AF? How is persistant defined?

Before I qualify for a second ablation procedure to re-treat AF, do I need to be in a state of constant or persistant AF? How is persistant defined?

Depends: It depends in part on how far out from your first procedure you are, whether or not you are taking anti arrhythmic medications and whether or not you are symptomatic. Persistent AF is simply AF lasting more than 7 days. It is not uncommon to have recurrent AF in the first few months after ablation and still be arrhythmia free in the long term but you will need to be followed closely. ...Read more

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What contraindications of AF Ablation??

See below: The main contraindication is lack of anticoagulation for 4 weeks prior, but I see you're on Pradaxa. The likelihood of success in permanent AF is low, thus that is a relative contraindication. ...Read more

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What is nerve ablation?

What is nerve ablation?

Destruction of nerve: It is usually used for medial branch nerve, which supplies facet or articular joints in the back or neck. This nerve only brings back pain information from that joint and does nothing else. When it's destroyed, the pain goes away despite the abnormality remaining there - i.E arthritis. ...Read more

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If i had an ablation do I still ovulate?

If i had an ablation do I still ovulate?

Ablation: i assume you had catheter ablation for arrhythmia. they are not related. ...Read more

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I have had ablation. can I take tadalafil?

I have had ablation. can I take tadalafil?

See my remarks: Ablation of what ? Whatever you had, if you are weeks from the procedure,
Tadalafil should pose no issue, BUT ASK THE DOCTOR WHO DID THE ABLATION FIRST. ...Read more

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Can you exercise after an endemetrial ablation?

Can you exercise after an endemetrial ablation?

Absolutely: You should be able to return to your normal level of activity as soon as you feel up to it. ...Read more

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How long the recovery time is for thermal ablation?

How long the recovery time is for thermal ablation?

Usually 1-2 days: Most ablations require very little recovery & you should be back to normal after 1-2 days. You need to be at pelvic rest (nothing in the vagina) for 2-4 weeks, but otherwise downtime is minimal. If done under general anesthesia, 1-2 days is usually needed to recover from the anesthetic. Rarely pts may experience severe pain & need up to 2 weeks off to recover. Take the pain meds prescribed! ...Read more

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Is its normal to bleed five years after an ablation?

Is its normal to bleed five years after an ablation?

Not really: The object of the ablation is to stop the bleeding but 5 years out is a long time and at your age it would not be uncommon for the uterine lining to be reforming and bleeding to be occurring. ...Read more

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Does radio frequency ablation kills the nerve permanently?

Does radio frequency ablation kills the nerve permanently?

Yes: It kills nerves that are ablated permanently but not the nerves that are not touched. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thermal ablation?

What is the definition or description of: thermal ablation?

Destruction by heat.: This is used by different specialists to destroy excess tissue growth such as in benign prostate hypertrophy done by urologists as an office procedure or to destroy tumors in internal organs that can be precisely hit by the catetherization of their blood supply in that case by interventional radiologists. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Should you be concerned if you start bleeding 4 years after ablation?

Should you be concerned if you start bleeding 4 years after ablation?

Not necessarily: It's not uncommon for women to bleed years after an endometrial ablation. The goal is to destroy the lining of the uterus, however, given that many women have ablations done in their 30s or early 40s, hormonal influences sometimes cause gradual regrowth of the endometrium allowing bleeding to recur. No woman undergoing an endometrial ablation should be promised amenorrhea (no more periods). ...Read more