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Ablation Heart Procedure
I have a 17 yr old boy that has had ablation for SVT 2 years ago. Is it possible that it did not take? He is having fluutering shortness of breath, chest pains high blood pressure, fast heart rate.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an ablation done 2 months on my heart & for the past 2 weeks I feel the way I did before my procedure is this normal?
What is the procedure for heart ablation
things I should worry about I need to know prior to surgery?
Must know risks, etc: Any invasive body procedure must, by law, be discussed with you beforehand. U need to know what u have, what the procedure will hopefully correct, how often the procedure does not work, what are the potential risks (including fataliities). There are a number of indications for ablation, most common atrial fibrillation. It involves cutting nerve fibers in specific areas of heart. Informed consent. ...Read more
How to determine my max heart rate during exercise? I am a 52yr old male ex af patient 2.5yrs ago, following successful catheter ablation procedure.
Should my niece contact her doctor and is this normal after having an ablation procedure? My niece had an ablation procedure on her heart 4 yrs ago due to a racing heart. Her heart rate was elevated even at times of rest, and after monitoring the felt she
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Permanent AF: Ablation is rarely effective over the long term for permanent atrial fibrillation and therefore is rarely used for this. Also, AF with no symptoms should not be treated with ablation. I see you take Tambocor (flecainide). If it's partially but not completely effective, you would be a good candidate for ablation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plumbing vs electric: Heart cath or angiogram is the procedure where the cardiologist injects the dye into arteries of the heart and looks at x ray images. Sometimes does balloon to dilate and/ or put in a stent. Heart ablation is electrophysiology procedure of breaking the electrical circuit of the heart to treat heart rhythm problems. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Ablation: While gross healing is within a week or so, it usually takes six weeks or more for rhythm to settle down. ...Read more
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
Not 100%: Nothing is 100%. The electrocardiologist will do their best to locate the exact location, but there is a chance they can't get it all and it will recur. While it works most of the time I frequently see patients that have had it done and it doesn't completely work. ...Read more
What does scarring on heart mean husband had ablation, dr said a lot of scarring on heart what is prognosis for that
Difficult to say: Ablation intentionally creates scar tissue to destroy abnormal electrical pathways that may cause alterations or disturbances in heart rhythm. In this case scar is desireable. In the context of what your physicians said, it may mean scar tissue from possilbe previous infarction which is less desireable. Depending on extent, wall motion & subsequent electrical patterns, it is difficult to prognose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer