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Heart Ablation After Effects
I have a 17 yr old boy that has had ablation for SVT 2 years ago. Is it possible that it did not take? He is having fluutering shortness of breath, chest pains high blood pressure, fast heart rate.
What to expect during heart ablation? How many people will be there? Will someone talk to me during it since im awake? I'm 18. how long is it?
Ask your doctor: These are all questions to ask the cardiologist/cardiac surgeon involved in your care. ...Read more
Yes: Cleveland and mayo clinic. Any cardiovascular center with cardiologist specialized in electrophysiology. Experience very important. Ask about how many cases they do per week and per year. If possible talk to patients and their experience at that center. ...Read more
Unrelated: If you have blockage, it can be treated with angioplasty (balloon dilation and stenting). If you have paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation on Tambocor, (flecainide) it can be treated with ablation. They are separate issues. Blockage is not a contraindication to ablation. ...Read more
I had an ablation (2010) when my heart rhythm was fluttering. I woke up this morning and my heart was fluttering again. I'm really scared.
Ablation: Don't be scared. Do contact your cardiologist or electrophysiologist and have the symptoms evaluated. If your arrhythmia has returned, they will be able to advise you and treat it as is appropriate. ...Read more
I had a heart ablation 9 weeks ago! I have been having shoulder pain for the last 4 nights. I was wondering if this is part of the ablasion?
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It is unlikely but possible depending on the extent of the ablation, zone of the ablation. There is always risk of a possible damage and perforation to ablated site which can present with a variety of symptoms.
In your case it has been quite some time and chances are it is not related. Is it only when you sleep? WHen exercising? Can you describe the pain ...Read more
RFA: By this, I assume you mean radiofrequency ablation or rfa procedures. These are highly specialized electrophysiology procedures used to treat specific heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias). It is carried out much in the same way as a heart catheterization except the heart's electrical activity is mapped and abnormal rhythms are treated with radiofrequency energy through special catheters. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Really and truly, if you're having this or any other procedure, then your doctor should and hopefully will explain the indications, benefits, risk and alternatives to you. However, ablation's risks are bleeding, infection, cardiac rupture, heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrhythmias which can be benign, but could also lead to death. Bad outcomes are very uncommon however. ...Read more
Destroy problem area: In some cases, an area of the heart can cause dangerous or uncomfortable irregularity of the heartbeat. A special wire is used to destroy the offending area hopefully curing the problem. ...Read more
Heart disease: This depends totally on the individual concerning what type of heart disease, and how much damage has occurred with the heart disease. Any one with suspected or know heart disease should have regular visits with their doctor who will individualize diagnosis and treatment and tell the patient what to expect in the future. ...Read more
Plumbing vs electric: Heart cath or angiogram is the procedure where the cardiologist injects the dye into arteries of the heart and looks at x ray images. Sometimes does balloon to dilate and/ or put in a stent. Heart ablation is electrophysiology procedure of breaking the electrical circuit of the heart to treat heart rhythm problems. ...Read more
Ablation: While gross healing is within a week or so, it usually takes six weeks or more for rhythm to settle down. ...Read more
Junctional rhythm: Please see your cardiologist your new pacemaker may be dominated by the AV node leading to this bradycardia. It may be accentuated by your medications, such as beta blockers. Pacing may be indicated including a pacemaker if you are symptomatic you should actually go to the ER immediately. Your blood pressure and other vital signs needed ASAP. Call your cardiologist ASAP if stable, ER if symptoms ...Read more
Not 100%: Nothing is 100%. The electrocardiologist will do their best to locate the exact location, but there is a chance they can't get it all and it will recur. While it works most of the time I frequently see patients that have had it done and it doesn't completely work. ...Read more
What is the procedure for heart ablation things I should worry about I need to know prior to surgery? Steve
Must know risks, etc: Any invasive body procedure must, by law, be discussed with you beforehand. U need to know what u have, what the procedure will hopefully correct, how often the procedure does not work, what are the potential risks (including fataliities). There are a number of indications for ablation, most common atrial fibrillation. It involves cutting nerve fibers in specific areas of heart. Informed consent. ...Read more
What does scarring on heart mean husband had ablation, dr said a lot of scarring on heart what is prognosis for that
Difficult to say: Ablation intentionally creates scar tissue to destroy abnormal electrical pathways that may cause alterations or disturbances in heart rhythm. In this case scar is desireable. In the context of what your physicians said, it may mean scar tissue from possilbe previous infarction which is less desireable. Depending on extent, wall motion & subsequent electrical patterns, it is difficult to prognose. ...Read more
Repeat the Monitor: For the first 3 months after an atrial fibrillation ablation, you get a free pass. Don't worry about it until afterward. For other procedures, if it's still a problem a few weeks out from the procedure, i'd usually repeat an event or holter monitor to see what's going on. Sorry to hear it didn't get resolved on the first shot. Bear with them; it happens to the best. ...Read more
Improvement maybe: If the procedure is successful, the palpitations will not recur. Of course, if the procedure is not a success, the symptoms will recur. Then there are compkications such as stroke, tamponade (bleeding into the sac around the heart), and injury to blood vessels which may cause bleeding and may require surgical repair. ...Read more
Better use medtronic adapta or advisa, for paroximal AF patient? I had heart ablation n it was failed, I'm still on AF
Neither.: Neither Adapta nor Advisa is really an atrial fibrillation treatment device, just "overdrive" atrial pacing, which reduces a. fib. Burden. You may want a defibrillator which treats a. fib. Like the Evira ICD which can deliver a low grade 50 Hz jolt (you won't feel) or even a shock in the middle of the night, which you will feel, but will get you out of a. fib. Or consider another ablation. ...Read more
Permanent AF: Ablation is rarely effective over the long term for permanent atrial fibrillation and therefore is rarely used for this. Also, AF with no symptoms should not be treated with ablation. I see you take Tambocor (flecainide). If it's partially but not completely effective, you would be a good candidate for ablation. ...Read more
I had an ablation done 2 months on my heart & for the past 2 weeks I feel the way I did before my procedure is this normal?
Depends: This is usually not an issue of healing but of getting the right destruction of the right area of the heart. Healing will most likely be completed in a matter of a week but it is not a healing issue. Discuss with your cardiologist/electophysiologist and have a complete understanding prior to the procedure unless done emergently. Monitoring may be in order for a while after the procedure. ...Read more
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