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Variable: Ultimately depends on who's doing the procedure however underlying kidney function and bleeding risk of surgery or procedure helps determining timing. Anywhere from 24 hours in low risk surgery with normal kidney function to 4 days for higher risk surgery in compromised kidney function. Probably in your case about 48 hours but check with your own doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check with doctor: This is an important question to ask the electrophysiologist performing your procedure, as each expert has their own style. Some may not want to stop the flecainide. Most ablationists will expect a medication to be below an effective level after 5 half-lives, which, in the case of flecainide, would suggest taking the last dose about 3 days prior to the day of your procedure. Clarify with doc. ...Read more
Must my family stop Cordarone (amiodarone) 100mg 2x per day before AF Ablation? how many days before Ablation?
That is a : Question to directly ask the cardiologist who will be doing the procedure. ...Read more
If at left main (LM) there is 50% stenosis and stenting has not been done, whether AF ablation can be performed?
Unrelated: AF ablation is done in the left atrium. Your left main arises in the aorta. They're physically separate. Ablation can be performed. Note: the left main is generally not stented. If you develop angina or have evidence of ischemia objectively, bypass surgery has been shown to prolong life as well as relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Must i stop Tambocor (flecainide) before AF Ablation procedure? How many days before it? i taken 100mg 2 times per day
Ask your specialist: This would be a good question to ask your specialist doing this procedure. Best wishes. Lot of docs will stop the medicine. ...Read more
What the reason some of EP may not want to stop Tambocor (flecainide) before AF Ablation? n why some of EP want to stop Tambocor (flecainide) before AF ablation?
Depends: If you are in atrial fibrillation then you can take either approach. However, if you are in sinus rhythm and taking tambocor, (flecainide) I prefer to stop it prior to the ablation to make it easier to induce atrial fibrillation at the time of the ablation. I ask my patients to take an anti arrhythmic after the ablation during the healing phase (3 months) to minimize arrhythmias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer