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History of AVNRT. Successful RF ablation. Having short runs of non-sustained palps. Quick flutters of 4-5 beats in <1 second. Scared to death of V-fib?

History of AVNRT. Successful RF ablation. Having short runs of non-sustained palps. Quick flutters of 4-5 beats in <1 second. Scared to death of V-fib?

Avnrt: I think you need to find out first what these pals are about. If they are short runs of AVNRT, you may or may not need another ablation. Cryoablation can be done in a safer way then RF ablation. You can consult me if you want, I am a pediatric electrophysiologist and perform these procedures very commonly. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Can anyone tell me something about ectopic atrial tachycardia? I had an ablation for avnrt, but still have breakthrough episodes and doc says this.

Can anyone tell me something about ectopic atrial tachycardia? I had an ablation for avnrt, but still have breakthrough episodes and doc says this.

Ablation: you might be having recurrence of avnrt, another type of arrhythmia but first the episodes should be documented with tests like Holter, event recorder before jumping into conclusions. ...Read more

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I had an ablation 2 weeks ago for avnrt. Having lots of skipped/extra heart beats. Is this normal? Will it get better? Doesn't feel good.

I had an ablation 2 weeks ago for avnrt. Having lots of skipped/extra heart beats. Is this normal? Will it get better? Doesn't feel good.

You and your: Insurer paid a bundle to have this electrophysiologic obliteration of a focus causing abnormal rhythms. Wait until tomorrow, but call or even show up at his/her office telling them what you wrote. Sure, it could get better, it could get worse, but you deserve attention, so give them the opportunity to make it right...Now. ...Read more

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Had a cath ablation Thursday for AVNRT. Procedure stopped tachycardia, but I am now having near continuous palpitations. Happens as m I can stop them?

Had a cath ablation Thursday for AVNRT. Procedure stopped tachycardia, but I am now having near continuous palpitations. Happens as m I can stop them?

Palpitations after a: If you recently had the ablation, you should call your cardiologist right away. Even if the AVNRT is gone, you can develop other arrhythmias or complications from the procedure. ...Read more

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I had a cardiac ablation yesterday to correct avnrt. I have a little seeping from one of the catheter sites in the groin. Is this ok?

I had a cardiac ablation yesterday to correct avnrt. I have a little seeping from one of the catheter sites in the groin. Is this ok?

Should be fine: It is not uncommon to have a little oozing or clear to blood-tinged fluid coming from the catheter insertion sites. Watch for spreading bruising, an expanding knot, or numbness or severe pain in the leg. ...Read more

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I had catheter ablation last year for SVT avnrt. Now I am 9weeks pregnant and have irregular heartbeats again.My heart pauses for 10 sec before the next beat. I can't breath. Is it svt? What do I do?

I had catheter ablation last year for SVT avnrt. Now I am 9weeks pregnant and have irregular heartbeats again.My heart pauses for 10 sec before the next beat. I can't breath. Is it svt? What do I do?

Revisit the issue: Please let the electrophysiologist performed the procedure know this without delays... In addition, keep your ob/gyn informed of this as well... Wishing you the best luck! ...Read more

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