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Alcohol Septal Ablation (Overview)

Alcohol septal ablation is a procedure that is performed by a cardiologist for markedly symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. It kills a small part of the heart that is preventing blood from being ejected efficiently from the heart.


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Is exercise dangerous for atrial septal defect]?

Is exercise dangerous for atrial septal defect]?

Cardiac exercises: No it shouldn't be if you speak to your cardiologist to find out what your limitations are. ...Read more

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Alcohol Septal Ablation (Overview)

Alcohol septal ablation is a procedure that is performed by a cardiologist for markedly symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. It kills a small part of the heart that is preventing blood from being ejected efficiently from the heart.


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Hi ...Would surgery cure mild septal hypertrophy or alcohol ablatiion...Either....Thank you?

Hi ...Would  surgery  cure mild septal hypertrophy or alcohol ablatiion...Either....Thank you?

Mild HCM: Mild septal hypertrophy does not require treatment either with surgery or alcohol ablation - these techniques are reserved for severe septal hypertrophy with severe obstructive symptoms. The choice of which is to use is institution specific - it should be the technique used most often and successfully at the treating institution. ...Read more

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Are atrial septal defects or atrial septal aneurysms ever the result of infection?

Are atrial septal defects or atrial septal aneurysms ever the result of infection?

Yes but very rarely: It is possible to have an infection in the heart which weakens the atrial septum (causing an aneurysm) or even creates a complete holes (atrial septal defects). This is a very rare finding though and the illness that caused it is generally quite severe. ASDs and atrial septal aneurysms are very common though and most just occur during fetal (i.e. baby) development . ...Read more

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Drinking alcohol safe with supra-ventricular tachycardia?

Drinking alcohol safe with supra-ventricular tachycardia?

Alcohol and SVT: Alcohol is known to damage the conduction system of the heart and cause all kinds of arrythmia. Svt is caused by an anomaly of that system. Alcohol surely unavoidably aggravates that anomaly, besides turning the heart muscle into a mass of jello that has no strength to pump blood properly (reduced ejection fraction). No alcohol abuse. Period ! ...Read more

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How effective is heart catheter surgery for atrial septal defect?

How effective is heart catheter surgery for atrial septal defect?

Good: If the defect is not overly large, and is located in the center part of the atrial septum (typically an osmium secundum atral septal defect), and there are no associated cardiovascular problems, the short-term and long-term outcomes are very good and catheter based closure is safe in experiences centers. ...Read more

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Wil alcohol waken heart valves if had mitral valve repair heart surg. is alcohol known to weaken the heart valves or does alcohol not affect the heart?

Wil alcohol waken heart valves if had mitral valve repair heart surg. is alcohol known to weaken the heart valves or does alcohol not affect the heart?

Alcohol and heart: Alcohol consumption in excess clearly damages the heart muscle, which in turn can make valves function poorly. Best to avoid alcohol entirely or consume no more than 1 unit daily. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can endocarditis CAUSE atrial septal aneurysm with a pfo or ASD shunt?

Can endocarditis CAUSE atrial septal aneurysm with a pfo or ASD shunt?

No: A cerebral embolism can happen in someone with an undiagnosed PFO or ASD +/- atrial septal aneurysm. Endocarditis causes valve degeneration and/ or there could be a coronary embolism causing a heart attacks. ...Read more

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Is an atrial septal defect repair surgery dangerous?

Is an atrial septal defect repair surgery dangerous?

Heart surgery risk: All open heart surgery is dangerous. Many asds are now closed without surgery, using a catheter placed in a leg vein. ...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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What are some complications septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

What are some complications septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Many: This is a complicated condition that is best handled in a major medical center with a team of doctors specializing in its treatment. Surgical complications of the repair include recurrence or failure to improve, ventricular septal defect, conduction system injury requiring pacemaker, arrhythmias, valve injury and death. There is also bleeding, infection, MI, stroke, lung and organ failure etc. ...Read more

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No alcohol after heart valve replacement?

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No alcohol after heart valve replacement?

Not necessarily: In general, up to modest use of alcohol should be ok unless you have exaggerated BP or arrhythmia responses or alcohol related heart muscle problem, there is no a priori reason to avoid alcohol after valve surgery. ...Read more

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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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Nasal bleeding septal cauterization procedure?

Nasal bleeding septal cauterization procedure?

Nasal bleed.: Cauterizing a septal bleed is a very common and effective procedure for the commonest forms of nose bleeds, the anterior bleeds. ...Read more

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Post mitral valve repair surgery w/ diag of exercise induced PHTN: Does this generally worsen to overall PHTN? With or w/o treatment? statistics?

 Post mitral valve repair surgery w/ diag of exercise induced PHTN:  Does this generally worsen to overall PHTN? With or w/o treatment? statistics?

PHTN: One of the purposes of your mitral valve surgery was to correct the cause of your pulmonary hypertension, so you HAVE been treated. Exercise will make it worse, just as exercise raises systemic BP. Over time, as your heart remodels from your surgery, one hopes that the pHTN will improve and/or resolve but only time will tell. You should repeat your echo in 6 months to a year. ...Read more

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Is ventricular or atrial septal defect hereditary?

Most cases no: The chances of being born with a heart defect are approximately 8 per every thousand deliveries (a little under 1%). Most babies born with a heart defect (asd, vsd or any of a multitude of others) have no family members with heart disease. Now, when there is a first line family member with a heart defect the chances increase to about 2-3%, so there may be some genetic component. ...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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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