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How Long After A Cardiac Ablation Can A Blood Clot Be Detected
About 2 Months: We usually advise people remain on vigorous anticoag for 2 months. Most of the risk is in the first 1-2 weeks though. ...Read more
How long after a cardiac ablation can someone have a stroke?? Could my vertigo episodes that I started experiencing after be a blood clot in brain?
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
Is it common to have light blood clots and cramps from an endometrial ablation that was done 5 years ago?
This is not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have some bleeding after an endometrial ablation. In some cases regular periods may return after several months or years. It is more common to have light bleeding. The cramping may be caused by retention of blood in the uterus. You should discuss this with your doctor at a future visit. ...Read more
Ablation: Usually not more then few daysGet a more detailed answer ›
After cardiac ablation how should I wean off Sotolol? My GP has halved the dose but how long do I stay on 40mg twice per day?
Your reducing dose is individualised based upon your symptoms over time. There is no rush to reduce quickly.
Monitor your symptoms and if you feel dizzy / tired/ faint, then you should see your GP to check your pulse and BP ...Read more
How likely is it to die or have severe complications from breast augmention surgery? Such as cardiac arrest or blood clot?
Very low: The risks you describe are anesthetic complications which are usually less than 1 of 1000. Breast augmentation does have complications of infection or wound related problems on the order of 2-4%. Late complications like capsular contracture or deflation may occur in 20% or more patients. ...Read more
Can a cardiac aneurysm cause a ddimer to be high? What type of test can determine if I have a blood clot in heart?
What dosage of Sotololwould you recommend after cardiac ablation. Taking 80mg twice day at present?
Post op ablation:
That is a good question!!
1) your cardiologist should have told you whether you should or should not be on sotalol post op.
2) The ablation should be the final solution (I assume you had PAF or SVT issues), so in theory, you should not need to be on sotalol.
3) 80mg twice a day is quite a big dose for your age as can cause dizziness (hypotension) and significant bradycardia (slow Heart rate) ...Read more
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?
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
Go to ER: You should go to the nearest er immediately, and be seen by your cardiologist. ...Read more
Yes: The more general term for the procedure is catheter ablation. In essence the abnormal tissue in the heart that is supporting or causing the arrhythmia can be destroyed by either burning it (radiofrequency ablation) or by freezing it (cryoablation). For many arrhythmias, this treatment is highly effective with cure rates approaching 100%. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
Coinc? Hard to answr: We're limited in this forum to 400 characters, so you're probably not going to get a satisfactory answer; use HealthTap Prime. Alternatively, you can ask the doctor who performed the ablation or your primary. Shoulder pain has many causes. If the catheter caused a perforation or if the axillary nerve was damaged, that could cause it. Arthritis & gallstones can cause shoulder pain & be coincidental ...Read more
How often do cardiac ablation surgeries result in complications requiring pacemakers implantation?
It depends: It depends on the ablation type: almost never for wpw, atrial fibrillation/flutter or ventricular tachycardia; 1% or less for avnrt (atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia). In avnrt, there is an extra 'lane' in the av node that conducts electrical impulses leading to tachycardia and the ablation can unintentionally damage the whole av node resulting in heart block and need for pacemaker. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm scheduled to have a cardiac ablation tomorrow, but not in afib right now?
Talk to your doctor:
Assuming you are being abated for AFib, and you have had recurrences despite medications, then it may be a good sign. The success rates are higher for "paroxysmal" AFib than permanent.
If you have concerns, then this is a good time for a second opinion. ...Read more
Cardiac ablation July. Difficulty in weaning off Sotolol. So dose back to original dose 80mg am/pm. Anxiety is back. Is it Sotolol?
Possibly: The B blocker part of sotalol blocks the adrenaline a little bit so can cause anxiety like symptoms or may in fact unmask an underlying anxiety. Options are to stay on original dose vs change to a different B blocker vs explore anxiety treatment options with GP if relevant. So a GP consult here will be helpful to work out what best. Good luck. ...Read more
What are the effects of sugar on a child that recently underwent cardiac ablation for supraventricular tachycardia?
Endotracheal intubat: Endotracheal intubation can be associated with throat pain if any degree of trauma accompanies the intubation or the extubation. Generally this will settle down over a day or two. If it doesn't resolve in a day or two or if fever or a cough occurs, see your doctor for evaluaation. ...Read more
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
Post cardiac ablation weaned to 40mg x2 day but then a Dr said to go back to 80 x2 as I collapsed in AF No pass out. Since then tired and palpitati?
Do you mean sotalol?: This sounds like a sotalol dose. Suggest an inperson consult here as we need to clarify the medication and I think with a history of AF and near passing out and recent ablation a cardiac rhythm disorder needs to be rapidly excluded. Please see urgent care or emergency doctor or GP ASAP. ...Read more
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
Chronic fatigue: There should not be.Get a more detailed answer ›
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