Doctor insights on:
What's an ablation? An angioplasty? Risks? Reasons for ablation? Procedure? Asking for someone near 60, overweight male. Thank you.
Minimally invasive: Vein ablation is used to treat some types of varicose veins. It is an office procedure done under local anesthesia with minimal risks. Angioplasty refers to treatment of narrowed or blocked arteries with balloons and stents. It usually requires sedation and can be done in an office or outpatient hospital setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My heart rate can easily go above 200 BPM, often, with little to no activity. The electrophysiologist says it's an arrhythmia of the sinus node. Allergic to beta block. Ablation high risk. What to do?
I had a thermal ablation in 2011, but want a child now. I know the risks and still want to proceed. Are there any procedures that can help?
Risky: Pregnancy after endometrial ablation is unlikely and when it occurs is at high risk for serious complications such as abnormal placental attachment, hemorrhage, preterm delivery, and bleeding leading to need for hysterectomy. Pregnancies after ablation have a 49 percent termination rate in addition to the above complications. If you are willing to take these risks, discuss your plans with a good OB GYN willing to closely follow you and manage complications to the degree possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily. : It depends on the underlying etiology of the SVT, and your personal individual risks (i.e. heredity, lifestyle, and other co-morbidities). Moreover, the type of SVT also has an influence ... of associated success with ablations. Therefore, a complete electrophysiological assessment must be borne in mind concomitantly with the rest of your body .... to determine the risk of recurrence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I am due to have an ablation on tuesday. I have 2 previous c sections and I am overweight. What are my risks and how high are they?
Need more data: Depends on type of ablation- since this pops up under cardiovascular, the major types of ablation include for svt, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillaton. Your electrophysiologist should have given you a risk analysis of your particular prodedure. Most ablations are done under conscious sedation, and thus your conditions mentioned may not markedly alter the risk of procedure. I wish you well. ...Read more
Generates heat: First, patient is put at ease under local anesthesia or conscious sedationunder; then using image guidence (cat scan or ultrasound) a probe (needle) is inserted in the target lesion (liver tumor) and heat is generated using high frequency ulternating current to destroy tumor. Results has been promissing and in good hands, it is a very safe procedure. Like any procedure, there is potential side effects and risks: bleeding, infection, flulike symptom, heat injury to adjacent tissues, possible skin burn, irritation of diaphragm are to name a few. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It Varies: In general it is very low risk. There are different types of ablations with varying degrees of risk. Atrial fibrillation ablation tends to carry some of the highest risk of any catheter ablation. Af ablations have a risk of death of 0.15%, tamponade 1.3%, pseudoaneursym 0.9%, stroke 0.2%, TIA 0.7%, pv stenosis 0.3, and ae-fistula 0.04%. There is a small risk of pacemaker in some types as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Heart ablation procedure risks
- Bypass heart surgery risks
- Absinthium vs wormwood risks
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Can an endometrial ablation wear off after 5 years?
- Diabetes risks
- C4 pre workout health risks
- My 3 month old snores loudly is he ok more risk for sids
- Av node ablation risks