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How to choose the best hospital and the best cardiac electrophysiologist in nyc for cardiac ablation is the procedure ever life threatening? I do get SVT 4-5 times a year and have to go to the hospital for an adenosine shot. Is this procedure life threat

How to choose the best hospital and the best cardiac electrophysiologist in nyc for cardiac ablation is the procedure ever life threatening? I do get SVT 4-5 times a year and have to go to the hospital for an adenosine shot.  Is this procedure life threat

Hard.. and no.: Svt is never fatal (with ultra-rare exceptions you almost certainly don't have) and is treated for symptoms. You're wise to look for someone good, but it isn't always easy to find the top folks. I can give you some names, but i won't do it in broad forum; to do so would be an insult to the many other excellent eps also in the area. Nyc is awash in excellent ep and you have several options. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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I need to undergo cardiac ablation to treat my atrial fibrillation, how do I select a doctor?

I need to undergo cardiac ablation to treat my atrial fibrillation, how do I select a doctor?

Eectrophysiologist: I agree that an electrophysiologist wil provide the best information regarding catheter ablation. It is important to ask questions regarding outcomes and success rates. I would recommend a university setting for this type of ablation that will provide the best staff as well as equipment. ...Read more

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What are treatments for cardiac ablation ?

What are treatments for cardiac ablation ?

Invasive treatment: When simple, medical measures fail and for certain heart rhythm disorders, there are invasive electrical mapping and treatments to eliminate abnormal heart rhythms which can next be considered. ...Read more

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What type of blood test will they do before having my cardiac ablation?

What type of blood test will they do before having my cardiac ablation?

Simple Stuff: Mostly, they're just looking for risks from the sedation and risks of bleeding. A complete blood count, basic metabolic panel and a coagulation test called an inr are usually about it. If you're a woman, of course, there will be the standard pregnancy test since xray is involved. ...Read more

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Healthy male, Recent Cardiac Ablation still have Palpitations after 2 months ?

Healthy male, Recent Cardiac Ablation still have Palpitations after 2 months ?

Palpitations : When palpitations (the sensation of a rapid or irregular heart beat) are associated with lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath or chest pain, they should be evaluated promptly. For a personal review of a complex case, consider an inbox consult on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Will having had serious femoral pseudoaneurysm be a consideration in getting a cardiac ablation for atril fibrilation?

Will having had serious femoral pseudoaneurysm be a consideration in getting a cardiac ablation for     atril fibrilation?

Maybe: If site has healed there should be no problem. If recent thrombin injection or recent surgical repair, access should be gained in other groin. ...Read more

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If I have frequent unsustained SVT's and Frequent PAC's uncured by medication. And i don't want the cardiac ablation. What are the consequences of not having this invasive procedure?

If I have frequent unsustained SVT's and Frequent  PAC's uncured by medication. And i don't want the cardiac ablation. What are the consequences  of not having this invasive procedure?

Cardiac failure: Catheter ablation does have some serious risks, but they are rare. But the risks may not be worth it for people who have few symptoms. Most PACs/SVT run a benign course however if you have frequent PACs/SVTs then the risk of continuing without ablation include developing AF and SVT. Fast uncontrolled SVTs could result in fainting spells, cardiac failure and sudden death. Speak with a Cardiologist ...Read more

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What can I expect when going in for a cardiac ablation?

To feel better: On a more serious note, you will lay flat on a special table and be draped with a sterile sheet. Your groin will be injected with medicine to numb the skin. Your doctor will usually give you some mild sedation to make you comfortable. During the procedure you may feel palpitations and occasionally some chest or shoulder discomfort. When it's done you wil have to lay flat for a few hours. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of cardiac ablation?

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 more

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What is a cardiac ablation? Is it safe?

Yes, reasonably safe: Cardiac ablation is a procedure that cardiac electrophysiologist use to burn out some extra pathway where the heart's electrical current might initiate erratically. The physician needs to do cardiac mapping and find out where is the possible source of extra firing source of the electrical current. Md then burn them out with freezing burn. Under good hands it is relatively safe, 1% complication. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be nauseous the day after having a cardiac ablation?

Is it normal to be nauseous the day after having a cardiac ablation?

Nausea: The short answer is “yes”. However, the causes could be related to several things including medications administered to you during and after the procedure. You should contact the physician who perform the procedure. ...Read more

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Why would someone be unable to take a deep breaths after cardiac ablation?

Why would someone be unable to take a deep breaths after cardiac ablation?

May not be related: While possible, it's very rare that an ablation leaves a patient with any lasting symptoms afterwards. The microscopic area of heart tissue destroyed is generally far too small to be felt. In very rare cases, it's possible the procedure could initiate inflammation in the space lining the outside of the heart, which might cause pain on deep breathing or breathlessness. Again, this is very rare. ...Read more

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How long after a cardiac ablation can you have sex?

Ablation: Ask the ep doc, for ablation in a patient with good cardiac function, fairly rapidly is possible but if the rhythm is a bit unstable after the procedure the ep might prefer the patient wait a variable period before resuming to let lesions heal. ...Read more

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I had a cardiac ablation on 12/17. Can I have a glass of wine dinner?

Ablation: This kind of question should be asked of your electrophysiologist. After ablation there are several weeks when arrhythmias may occur while the heart muscle is healing. Your EP doc may not want you to have any alcohol during this time. On the other hand, the answer could be other ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more