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Had two ablation heart rate was 180's now heart rate in 30-40's what causes this?

Had two ablation heart rate was 180's now heart rate in 30-40's what causes this?

Junctional rhythm: Please see your cardiologist your new pacemaker may be dominated by the AV node leading to this bradycardia. It may be accentuated by your medications, such as beta blockers. Pacing may be indicated including a pacemaker if you are symptomatic you should actually go to the ER immediately. Your blood pressure and other vital signs needed ASAP. Call your cardiologist ASAP if stable, ER if symptoms ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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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What is an ablation of the heart and what does it mean?

What is an ablation of the heart and what does it mean?

Destroy problem area: In some cases, an area of the heart can cause dangerous or uncomfortable irregularity of the heartbeat. A special wire is used to destroy the offending area hopefully curing the problem. ...Read more

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What is heart ablation?

What is heart ablation?

RFA: By this, i assume you mean radiofrequency ablation or rfa procedures. These are highly specialized electrophysiology procedures used to treat specific heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias). It is carried out much in the same way as a heart catheterization except the heart's electrical activity is mapped and abnormal rhythms are treated with radiofrequency energy through special catheters. ...Read more

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What are risks of heart ablation?

Ask your doctor: Really and truly, if you're having this or any other procedure, then your doctor should and hopefully will explain the indications, benefits, risk and alternatives to you. However, ablation's risks are bleeding, infection, cardiac rupture, heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrhythmias which can be benign, but could also lead to death. Bad outcomes are very uncommon however. ...Read more

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What is ablation of the heart and is it harmful?

What is ablation of the heart and is it harmful?

Ablation: Is use of high radio frequency catheter based technique to cure heart arrythmias. It has a low complication rate. ...Read more

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I had a heart ablation 1/9/2013. How long before i can excerise?

I had a heart ablation 1/9/2013.  How long before i can excerise?

Do That Now: Get out your gym playlists because you're good to go. Once the groin sites have healed up, there should be no particular reason to avoid exercise. Either the ablation worked and the arrhythmia is cured, or it didn't and you have a chance of seeing it again. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a heart ablation why would I be having pains in the top of my heart?

What do you recommend if I had a heart ablation why would I be having pains in the top of my heart?

Ablation: If you are having chest pains in a time frame close to the ablation procedure you should consult your EP doctor and be evaluated. If the ablation was a long time ago then see your Dr. to find out if the pains have any meaning. ...Read more

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Is nausea normal after heart ablation?

Is nausea normal after heart ablation?

nausea: Cardiac ablation itself doesn't cause nausea. Some drugs given during ablation could cause nausea but not lasting, should discuss with the drs. Caring for the patient. ...Read more

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Is cleveland clinic a good place yo go for a heart ablation procedute?

Is cleveland clinic a good place yo go for a heart ablation procedute?

Yes: The cleveland clinic is highly regarded. If it is easy to get to...Go. I would not drive hours and hours though, there may be much closer places to be seen. ...Read more

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What is the after effect of ablation of the heart due to a palpitation?

What is the after effect of ablation of the heart due to a palpitation?

Improvement maybe: If the procedure is successful, the palpitations will not recur. Of course, if the procedure is not a success, the symptoms will recur. Then there are compkications such as stroke, tamponade (bleeding into the sac around the heart), and injury to blood vessels which may cause bleeding and may require surgical repair. ...Read more

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I had a heart ablation 9 weeks ago! I have been having shoulder pain for the last 4 nights. I was wondering if this is part of the ablasion?

I had a heart ablation 9 weeks ago! I have been having shoulder pain for the  last 4 nights. I was wondering if this is part of the ablasion?

More details please: It is unlikely but possible depending on the extent of the ablation, zone of the ablation. There is always risk of a possible damage and perforation to ablated site which can present with a variety of symptoms. In your case it has been quite some time and chances are it is not related.Is it only when you sleep? WHen exercising? can you describe the pain ...Read more

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I had extra pathway in heart.got heart ablation,they burned 13 times.does higher # burns mean it is less likely to return and higher chance i’m cured?

I had extra pathway in heart.got heart ablation,they burned 13 times.does higher # burns mean it is less likely to return and higher chance i’m cured?

Hard to say: My understanding of the procedure is they try to find & ablate the spot they think is the cause, then sit back & see if the rhythm is fixed. They keep doing it until the rhythm pattern normalizes. It could be after 1 time or several. Time will tell if your heart decides to do this from a separate site. Your cardiologist can give you relapse numbers. ...Read more

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Better use medtronic adapta or advisa, for paroximal AF patient? I had heart ablation n it was failed, i'm still on AF

Better use medtronic adapta or advisa, for paroximal AF patient? I had heart ablation n it was failed, i'm still on AF

Neither.: Neither Adapta nor Advisa is really an atrial fibrillation treatment device, just "overdrive" atrial pacing, which reduces a. fib. burden. You may want a defibrillator which treats a. fib. like the Evira ICD which can deliver a low grade 50 Hz jolt (you won't feel) or even a shock in the middle of the night, which you will feel, but will get you out of a. fib. Or consider another ablation. ...Read more

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Is premed needed before a dental cleaning if you had a heart ablation procedure in the last three months?

Is premed needed before a dental cleaning if you had a heart ablation procedure in the last three months?

I would: not well addressed in the guidelines, but there is some endothelial damage necessary for the ablation - which heals over time - prophylaxis for the three or six months post procedure is probably over-safe, but the "cost" of prophylaxis is generally quite small. ...Read more

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Had heart ablation 15 yrs ago for psvts. While laying on couch, just had a brief flip flop feeling in heart and lightheaded. Should i be concerned?

Had heart ablation 15 yrs ago for psvts. While laying on couch, just had a brief flip flop feeling in heart and lightheaded. Should i be concerned?

Ablation: If you've had 15 good years after an ablation, i wouldn't worry about an occassional flip/flop unless its very frequent and lasts a few minutes or longer each time. You should discuss with the dr.(s) who know you and your situation. They will be able to make a more informed recommendation to you. ...Read more

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My husband had an ablation in his heart un high school he says for extra electrode or something my son has irregular heartbeat could they be same prob?

My husband had an ablation in his heart un high school he says for extra electrode or something my son has irregular heartbeat could they be same prob?

Not sure: There are many reasons for the irregular hear rate. Please have him seen by his pcp and a cardiologist to rule cardiac arrythmias. ...Read more

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How long should I feel fatigued after heart ablation. Had second catheter ablation 3months ago. I am a 53 year old male 6'1 180 pounds.?

How long should I feel fatigued after heart ablation. Had second catheter ablation 3months ago. I am a 53 year old male 6'1 180 pounds.?

What Type?: What type of ablation was this? Generally speaking, fatigue is not a side effect of ablation procedures. Some patients expect to feel big (but unrealistic) increases in energy after the procedure and feel comparatively fatigued when they fail to feel more "awake." meds started after the procedure may also lead to fatigue. ...Read more

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