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Heart Ablation After Effects
2 main ones: The 2 main problems with stents after placement are: 1) stent thrombosis where the stent clots off abruptly causing heart attack and risk of death, and 2) renarrowing of the stent. Renarrowing occurs in 5% of medicated stents and approximately 20% of unmedicated stents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should not be: I assume you are referring to an endometrial ablation -- a treatment for heavy menstrual periods. There should not be any sexual side effects. Ablations do not affect the ovaries or your hormone levels. It simply destroys the internal lining of the uterus called the endometrium. ...Read more
Drinking alcohol after having mitral valve heart surgery for leaky heart valve allowed? Will alcohol have any effects on repaired heart valve?
Lower BP & HR: Prporanolol is a medication belonging to a family called beta blockers. They decrease heart rate and lower systolic blood pressure. It is a beneficial medication used for people with hypertension. After a heart valve replacement it is common to have this med on board. I'm assuming the cause to your failing heart valve was at least in part due to high blood pressure. ...Read more
I take propranolol 20 mg 3 times daily for SVT after having a failed ablation. Can longterm use of this medication cause heart failure?
Can increased heart rate sometimes during the day cause mitral valve leakage? Had mitral valve heart surgery three months ago.
taking sotalol post ablation afib surgery told to stop sotalol 3 month after ablation I stop last night now resting pulse is 90 usually 78 normal?
Probably: After stopping Sotalol, you can experience an increase in the RESTING heart rate (measured after 5 minutes of no exercise, sitting or preferably laying flat, in a darkened room with all lights/sounds off). Most heart rate measurements are not true "resting" heart rates, so an increase to 90 may have confounding factors. A change from 78 to 90 is not significant, then. (Worry if it jumps to 100+). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risks of ablation: Mostly the risks are the same as for other procedures, including infection and bleeding, but also rhythm disturbances of the heart and the development of fluid around the heart. In addition, the risks for pacemakers include pneumothorax or the presence of air around the lung. These are usually safe procedures which are performed by trained cardiologists. ...Read more
Check w your doctor: If you're having chest pain, you should call your cardiologist at once. It may be nothing, but he/she would want to know. If you feel ill, short of breath, sweaty, go to the ER at once. Call 911 if necessary. Chest pain should never be taken lightly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally not: It depends on the specific situation, but if the brain has been deprived of oxygen for more than 12 to 14 minutes, the damage is (usually) at least partly irreversible. A relatively new technique called therapeutic hypothermia improves the statistics somewhat, but the outcomes for many patients are still poor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't tolerate amiodarone / multaq for AFib. Unbearable side effects. Been in rhythm with chemical cardioversion. Alternatives? ? My
doc say no.
Treatments for AFib: Electrohysiologists may be able to map your heart to find the foci which need to be ablated (ablation therapy)in order to stop the atrial fibrillation, since you are sensitive to medications. There are other medications which will control the rate of atrial fibrillation (such as old fashioned digitalis, slowing the rate, blocking it down, and calcium channel blockers which you might tolerate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for years of taking beta blockers for rapid heart rate damage the neurological system?
Bp before exercise: 130/83, after exercise: 100/60. 2 hours after that time: 95/60, heart rate 85 bpm. Without beta blocker. Is it normal / abnormal?
BP should be high : You are in beta blockers. Medications that will decrease the normal response of blood pressure and heart rate to exercise. If no beta blockers your blood pressure should be a little higher right after exercise. Have you have a stress test? What are the echo results? Any other symptoms? Dizziness after standing from chair? Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Is consuming a lot of alcohol at once, getting "drunk" occasionally bad for the heart valves, i had mitral valve repair heart surgery. ?
Somewhat: It may not be too bad for the valves but it it certainly very bad for the heart muscle (myocardium) when you do acute excessive ingestion of alcohol. Long term it may develop "alcoholic cardiomyopathy" Also, if you are on blood thinners (warfarin) it will throw all values off. You know the effects of alcohol on the liver. You already had a close encounter with you own mortality: Why risk it? ...Read more
Yes: For the first 1-2 weeks following a catheter ablation, palpitations or a sense that the heart is beating irregularly, is common and are likely secondary to irritation of the heart from the ablation procedure. These symptoms are typically very brief. Symptoms of longer duration may represent recurrence of the arrhythmia for which the ablation was undertaken. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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