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What is the indication for surgical ablation (av node ablation) for atrial fibrillation?

What is the indication for surgical ablation (av node ablation) for atrial fibrillation?

Definitive Control: We don't generally do this with surgery, but rather with a "catheter" based procedure (wire we thread into the heart that cauterizes the av node). This procedure provides complete control of the heart rate in the lower chamber and excellent symptom control, but makes people dependent on the pacemaker that *must* be implanted with this procedure. ...Read more

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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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How successful is the cath radiofrequency ablation for WPW treatment?

How successful is the cath radiofrequency ablation for WPW treatment?

Very effective: Catheter-mediated radiofrequency ablation is the preferred therapy for treatment of accessory pathways (ap). The success rate rivals that of surgery, with a comparable or lower mortality and a lower acute morbidity. Numerous series have reported success rates of 90 to 95 percent, depending upon the location of the ap and the precision of localization of the pathway. ...Read more

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Is cardioversion or ablation more effective for treating an atrial flutter?

Is cardioversion or ablation more effective for treating an atrial flutter?

Cardioversion/ablati: Cardioversion is used to treat individual episodes if they don't recurr frequency, if chronic or recurrent atrial flutter is present, then ablation attempts to prevent the rhythm from recurring long term hopefully permanently. ...Read more

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Catheter ablations for wpw?

Catheter ablations for wpw?

Yes: Catheter ablation is considered a first line therapy for symptomatic WPW syndrome. It's highly effective in the majority of cases. It's generally safe with a low incidence of serious complications and since WPW can (rarely) result in sudden death, the benefit of ablation justifies the small risk. ...Read more

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Effect of radiofrequency ablation treatment for heart arrhythmia?

Effect of radiofrequency ablation treatment for heart arrhythmia?

Usually curative: In experts hands, the energy from radio-frequency waves can burn the abnormal electrical pathway or "short circuit" in the heart that is allowing the arrhythmia. ...Read more

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How effective are ablations for atrial fibrillations?

How effective are ablations for atrial fibrillations?

Not very effective. : Ablation for regular tachcardias such as supraventricular tachycardia or atrial fibrillation is very successful (>90%). Ablation for atrial fibrillation which is chaotic rhythm is either not successful or if initial success, the positive outcome is not sustained. In other words there is a high rate of recurrence. ...Read more

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For young (<60), asymptomatic, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients on NOACs with LVH, should the patient seek out catheter ablation for treatment?

For young (<60), asymptomatic, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients on NOACs with LVH, should the patient seek out catheter ablation for treatment?

Depends: on left atrial size and function, frequency. Ablation is a big deal and frequently unsuccessful. I would try to suppress with a beta blocker like Bystolic, get magnesium level to 2.1-2.4, potassium to 4.1-4.5, stay off stimulants/alcohol, use hawthorne berry, avoid many other supplements, get general labs checked. Why the LVH? HRS, MD, FACC. www.thepmc.org ...Read more

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Which is better for an atrial flutter: cardioversion or ablation?

Define better please: What does better mean? Initial atrial flutter ablation success rates run around 80-85%. This for the typical flutter variety. A form of atrial flutter called atypical atrial flutter has a much lower success rate. But ablation is invasive, meaning there is inherent risk such as perforation of the heart, pericardial effusion, need for permanent pacemaker implantation, etc. Such risks are very rare ...Read more

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Is atrial ablation safe for my son who has wpw?

Is atrial ablation safe for my son who has wpw?

Yes: It is actually known as catheter ablation. Catheter ablation has very little risk when performed by an experienced cardiologist. The ablation procedure provides a cure over 95% of the time and can be performed without significantly increased risk in children as young as five years. Recovery is quick with most patients returning to full activity in a few days. ...Read more

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Does an ablation for svt hurt?

Does an ablation for svt hurt?

Ablation: read this for information: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/atrial-fibrillation/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation

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How safe is it to have an ablation surgery for supraventricular tachycardia?

How safe is it to have an ablation surgery for supraventricular tachycardia?

Pretty safe: If you do in university major teaching hospital and the md does this a lot, your complication should be low around 1%. So try to do at a place that the md only does this (cardiac electrophysiologist) for the living. Then you have a good chance to be well without any complications. ...Read more

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Any benefit having radiofrequency ablation for barrett's esophagus?

Any benefit having radiofrequency ablation for barrett's esophagus?

Yes: Radiofrequency ablation has the potential to eradicate your barrett's esophagus. I recommend you consult with a nearby gastroenterologist who performs this procedure. ...Read more

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What's the difference between catheter ablation and radiofrequency ablation for treating arrhythmias like svt?

What's the difference between catheter ablation and radiofrequency ablation for treating arrhythmias like svt?

General term: Catheter ablation is a general term referring to elimination of electrical conduction in very specific areas of the heart. Two primary technologies are used to perform catheter ablation. Radiofrequency energy is a rapidly alternating electrical current that generates heat at the point of catheter contact. Cryo ablation uses super cooled nitrogen to freeze at the point of of catheter contact. ...Read more

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Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with ventricular arrhythmias?

Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with ventricular arrhythmias?

Pharmacotherapy: Drug therapy of arrhythmias is individualized and there is a lot of overlap of medications used for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. When the heart function is otherwise normal, drug therapy is 'safer' than in patients with abnormal ventricular function. Having said that we often have to treat arrhythmias in patients with abnormal ventricular function. Discuss with your doctor for your specific ...Read more

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Iwhat is done for ?Supraventricular tachycardia?

Iwhat is done for ?Supraventricular tachycardia?

SVT: Supraventricular tachycardia is a fast rhythm which starts in the upper portion of the heart. It may be treated with meds or with an ablation which is a way of getting rid of the abnormal rhythm. ...Read more

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Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (Definition)

A condition where there is an extra electrical path in the heart. It can lead to periods of a fast ...Read more