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Can A Cardiac Ablation Cause Strokes In Patients
Yes: The risk varies with the procedure, and is considerably higher when the procedure requires us to cross over to the left side of the heart or visit the aorta. With good protection, risk of major stroke in such procedures is ~1:250. There is also emerging evidence of "microstroke" which you'd never see in day to day life but which can show up on a special MRI looking specifically for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: The mitral valve is a relatively tough structure (it has to be to stand up to 80+ years of brutally forceful contractions) but not tougher than some of the tools used for ablation. A few rare things can damage the valve, particularly when performing atrial fibrillation ablations. That said, these things are rare. Mitral regurgitation is almost always from another cause. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not typically: It is unusual for valve damage to occur in the setting of catheter ablation. Damage could occur due to puncture of a valve leaflet or related to extensive ablation around the valve ring. A mapping catheter with a spiral configuration could get caught in the chordae, the strings which attach the valve leaflets to the muscle, and tear one or more of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right after cardiac ablation i talked 1h on my cell. Now i feel shortness of breath and suffocating. Did talkin on my cell cause all of this?PLSadvise
Well...: This has nothing to do with using your cell phone.... yet, because of your symptoms contact your Dr. immediately! ...Read more
Can cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation cause damage to the coronary arteries close to the ablation site
Yes but it's rare: The coronary arteries, most specifically a branch of the left circumflex artery run directly beneath a structure called the left atrial appendage. Ablation in that region, or just behind it puts rf energy near that artery. However, the artery has very high flow (relatively speaking) and is thus protected from damage the majority of the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can meralgia paresthetica on both thighs be caused by catheter insertion in femoral veins during cardiac ablation for a-fib?
Partial List: It depends on the procedure. There are many ablations and the risks are determined by what structures we're near in the procedure. Pain at catheter insertion site bleeding cardiac perforation risk of pacemaker stroke damage to coronary arteries damage to heart valves good news: the risk of major complications is usually < 4%, *often* <1% w/ an excellent md and the risk of dying is usu < 1:1000. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short List: Advantages: potential permanent fix no need for lifetime meds (often) feeling of "doing something about it" disadvantages: expensive if you pay in cash carries procedural risks requires time off work (but not much) may require repeat procedure very competent doctor often required to get best results and avoid inadvertent damage. Not all doctors ablate with equal skill (much the same as surgeons). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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