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What contraindications of AF Ablation??

See below: The main contraindication is lack of anticoagulation for 4 weeks prior, but I see you're on Pradaxa. The likelihood of success in permanent AF is low, thus that is a relative contraindication. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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Whether AF ablation can be performed after 5 days after angiography and MSCT?

Whether AF ablation can be performed after 5 days after angiography and MSCT?

Yes: should not be a problem. certain things though would make it more complicated, like having certain types of blood thinners on board-for example if you received any stents. otherwise just doing the procedure after the others is no issue. ...Read more

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After CABG, are allowed to perform AF ablation??

After CABG, are allowed to perform AF ablation??

Yes: AF ablation is a non-invasive procedure done by an EP doctor. Howver, while undergoing open heart surgery, other methods exist to rid off AF and/or embolic risk with sutures, etc. ...Read more

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How many days must i stoped pradaxa before AF Ablation 3 dimention?

How many days must i stoped pradaxa before AF Ablation 3 dimention?

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 more

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How many days must i stooped Tambocor (flecainide) before AF Ablation?

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

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If at left main (LM) there is 50% stenosis and stenting has not been done, whether AF ablation can be performed?

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

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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

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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?

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 more

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