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Should i consider an ablation procedurefor pvc's that at times are very annoying ?

Should i consider an ablation procedurefor pvc's that at times are very annoying ?

How many do you have: I would start by seeing how many pvcs you have on a 24 hour montor. If you have more than 20, 000 or 30, 000 an ablation may be worth considering. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Ablation (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can catheter/cardiac ablation ease pvc's?

Ablation: If PVC's are very frequent and cause a lot of symptoms despite medical therapy , ablation might be an option to decrease symptoms or to suppress the PVC that is causing the problem. ...Read more

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Had cardiac ablation '06 for PVC s. Still have 1k+ a day. Wnt to start running but recovery is the worst. What ele can I do to exercise my heart?

Bike?: Bicycle exercise allows a much more controlled maintenance of any given target heart rate and may help you keep your PVC burden in line during exercise. If not, let's get you a second opinion with an electrophysiologist who's very likely to knock those pvcs out for good. ...Read more

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Looking to get an ablation done for my PVCs. However I am concerned that my RHR could be a problem for anesthesia. My average RHR is 48 to 60. Issue?

Looking to get an ablation done for my PVCs. However I am concerned that my RHR could be a problem for anesthesia. My average RHR is 48 to 60. Issue?

Not a problem: The anesthesia required is a sedative one and even if general was required a HR in that range would not be a concern. If you are very active ( ie run etc) let the anesthesiologist know that. We have athletes all the time with RHR of 40. Also if needed we have medications to increase the rate should it be needed. Best of luck ...Read more

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How likely is it that a pvc ablation will be successful when you are having about 3,000 PVCS a day? Is that level of PVCS dangerous?

How likely is it that a pvc ablation will be successful when you are having about 3,000 PVCS a day? Is that level of PVCS dangerous?

3000 PVC's per day: equates to a frequency of about 4% PVC's. This has the potential for development of a Cardiomyopathy. With mapping and experience an EP MD should easily be able to target the source and ablate the PVCs without complication. Drug therapy could also be useful but associated with side effects. Discuss the pro's and cons with your Cardiologist and ask for referral to an EP for a learned opinion. ...Read more

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40yr. Old male 3 months out from hybrid maze ablation surgery for afib with pvc's 13% of the time , is it safe to lift heavy & resume road bicycling ?

40yr. Old male 3 months out from hybrid maze ablation surgery for afib with pvc's 13% of the time , is it safe to lift heavy & resume road  bicycling ?

Should be fine: Since you went through a significant procedure, you should ask your cardiologist. The pvcs likely do dot represent a big risk. Perhaps they will get better. If not, they can be left alone, treated with mess or ablated. In the end you went through this so you could have a normal life. I'd say you should do what you can to get back to it. ...Read more

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