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How long after a cardiac ablation can a blood clot be detected?

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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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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?

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?

Ablation /vertigo: Please follow up with your cardiologist today. May be a heart rate issue, versus clot. Call you cardiologist today and get a EKG possibly Holter/ echocardiogram and assessment ...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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Is it common to have light blood clots and cramps from an endometrial ablation that was done 5 years ago?

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

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How long after a cardiac ablation can you have sex?

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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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?

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?

Reducing sotalol: 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

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How likely is it to die or have severe complications from breast augmention surgery? Such as cardiac arrest or blood clot?

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

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Can a cardiac aneurysm cause a ddimer to be high? What type of test can determine if I have a blood clot in heart?

Can a cardiac aneurysm cause a ddimer to be high? What type of test can determine if I have a blood clot in heart?

A blood clot in the: Heart chambers initially should be tested with an Echocardiogram.
Information needed: does patient have atrial fibriillation? On anticoagulation? What are the symptoms? ...Read more

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What kind of drugs are used to dissolve blood clots in coronary circulation?

What kind of drugs are used to dissolve blood clots in coronary circulation?

Drugs: The drugs we use to dissolve clots in the coronary circulation are called thrombolytics. There are several choices in this family that are effective. ...Read more

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What dosage of Sotololwould you recommend after cardiac ablation. Taking 80mg twice day at present?

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

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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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Had cardiac ablation 3 weeks ago, today started having arrhythmia again should I be concerned?

Had cardiac ablation 3 weeks ago, today started having arrhythmia again should I be concerned?

Go to ER: You should go to the nearest er immediately, and be seen by your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can catheter/cardiac ablation ease pvc's?

Can catheter/cardiac ablation ease pvc's?

Ablation: If PVC's are very frequent and cause a lot of symptoms despite medical therapy, ablation might be an option to decrease symptoms or to suppress the PVC that is causing the problem. ...Read more

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Can radiofrequency cardiac ablation help cure arrhythmia?

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

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Is it possible for cardiac ablation cause mitral valve problems?

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

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Is it possible for cardiac ablation to cause mitral valve problems?

Is it possible for cardiac ablation to cause mitral valve problems?

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

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Right shoulder pain after cardiac ablation which was done in October. Why???

Right shoulder pain after cardiac ablation which was done in October. Why???

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

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How often do cardiac ablation surgeries result in complications requiring pacemakers implantation?

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

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What do you advise if I'm scheduled to have a cardiac ablation tomorrow, but not in afib right now?

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

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Cardiac ablation July. Difficulty in weaning off Sotolol. So dose back to original dose 80mg am/pm. Anxiety is back. Is it Sotolol?

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

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I had a cardiac ablation yesterday to correct avnrt. I have a little seeping from one of the catheter sites in the groin. Is this ok?

Should be fine: It is not uncommon to have a little oozing or clear to blood-tinged fluid coming from the catheter insertion sites. Watch for spreading bruising, an expanding knot, or numbness or severe pain in the leg. ...Read more

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Side affects from intubation. Had a cardiac ablation on Thursday and my throat hurts very badly.

Side affects from intubation. Had a cardiac ablation on Thursday and my throat hurts very badly.

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

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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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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?

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

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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

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Can a Cardiac ablation cure accelerated junctional tachycardia, AVTR or AVNRT?

Can a Cardiac ablation cure accelerated junctional tachycardia, AVTR or AVNRT?

Yes: In the hands of a good electrophysiologists these arryhthmias ought to be cured by ablation ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Cardiac (Definition)

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