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How Long Does It Take The Ablation Procedure For Wpw To Work
I have WPW sindrom, how can I take care of myself, i made ablation but the doctor said that the procedure was not success?
With a catheter: An electrical study of the heart is first performed using catheters passed from the veins in the legs, arms or neck. This study helps document the wpw. A special catheter is then used to "map" the location of the extra electrical connection that causes the wpw. That same catheter can be used to destroy the extra connection, either by burning or freezing the abnormal connection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you were told you had a successful rf ablation (10 years ago for wpw) two ecg's 3, and 5 years post procedure (both ok) is recurrence stil a issue?
Does capturing an episode for a WPW patient with a holter monitor help assess his risk or predict success rate of ablation procedure?
Yes: Documenting the problem helps to determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have WPW sindrom, how can I take care of myself. The doctor was not able to make ablation, it was too close to something i forgot the name :)?
Yes: It is possible that the pathway was not fully destroyed by the procedure or that another pathway is present. Depending on the specifics of the ablation, the chance of having recurrent arrhythmia is around 5%. Some people have completely different arrhythmias also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone with WPW has VF which is defibrillator, and afterwards he has ablation, should he still have ICD or not?
Unfortunately the: question you are asking requires more information than you have provided. If the VF was caused by rapid conduction through the bypass tract, then successful ablation should resolve the potential for recurrence provided there are no other reasons for his VF. Your health care provider should be able to answer your questions fully. ...Read more
Yes: It is actually known as catheter ablation. Catheter ablation has very little risk when performed by an experienced cardiologist. The ablation procedure provides a cure over 95% of the time and can be performed without significantly increased risk in children as young as five years. Recovery is quick with most patients returning to full activity in a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is prophylactic rf ablation and why is it used to prevent arrhythmias in WPW patients? I'm on propranolol for symptomatic wpw. Should I have thi
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