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Doctor insights on: Ablation Heart Procedure

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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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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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?

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?

See your EP: While ablations are often curative there can be recurrence (incomplete ablation) or other arrythmias present not previously appreciated. Talk to your electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for heart ablation things I should worry about I need to know prior to surgery? Steve

What is the procedure for heart ablation
 things I should worry about I need to know prior to surgery?
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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

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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.

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.

168: Maximum heart rate depends on age using the formula 220-age=maximum heart rate. In your case 100% of maximum predicted heart rate is 168. I recommend 85% of this number which is about 143 bpm. It should not go above 168. ...Read more

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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

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

One : One would hope that a tachycardia like this would not occur after an ablation procedure. She should definitely contact her doctor. Rapid heart rates can be caused by multiple different mechanisms, so evaluation by her physician will be important. Episodes like this could recur. ...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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Who gets heart ablation?

Who gets heart ablation?

Ablation: It i a complicated affair. It is usually reserved for intractable dysrrythmias.Intermittant vt.Is one important aspect of it. ...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