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Ablation Of The Heart
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Catheter ablations for cardiac arrhythmias are now well-established procedures. The specifics in terms of likelihood for success and/or complications depends on the exact nature of the dysrhythmia. You should see a heart rhythm specialist called an electro physiologist for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A friend of mine was in the hospital, and she said she had to get an ablation on her heart. What does that mean? Is that like open heart surgery?
Ablation: In this procedure a device is introduced into the femoral artery in the groin and treaded up to the heart. The device has an RF tip (radio frequency) which can be used to burn the superficial tissue in the heart in the attempt to disrupt aberrant pathways. These pathways are causing an irregular heart rate. Once these pathways are carefully mapped the cardiologist ablates the abnormal pathways. ...Read more
I had an ablation (2010) when my heart rhythm was fluttering. I woke up this morning and my heart was fluttering again. I'm really scared.
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