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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take The Heart To Heal After A Catheter Ablation For Svt

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How long does it take the heart to heal after a catheter ablation for svt?

How long does it take the heart to heal after a catheter ablation for svt?

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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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Catheter Ablation (Definition)

Ablation from latin means destruction. Most commonly this is applied to cardiac procedures with the goal of preventing recurrent cardiac arrythmias such as atrial fibrillation of flutter. A catheter in introduced via the venous circulation and electrophysiologic studies are performed to precise the site of the focus of electrical disturbance which is then ablated by ...Read more


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I had catheter ablation for SVT on 6-6-2015, after one week I've been facing missings in my heart beat daily and feeling very uncomfortable. Solution?

I had catheter ablation for SVT on 6-6-2015, after one week I've been facing missings in my heart beat daily and feeling very uncomfortable. Solution?

Ep: Definitely see your electrophsiologist, or at least your PCP to get an ECG, and if unremarkable, wear a heart monitor. You may need some adjustment in your medications, or less likely, a pacemaker if the ablation cause some damage to your conduction system. ...Read more

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I had catheter ablation last year for SVT avnrt. Now I am 9weeks pregnant and have irregular heartbeats again. My heart pauses for 10 sec before the next beat. I can't breath. Is it svt? What do I do?

I had catheter ablation last year for SVT avnrt. Now I am 9weeks pregnant and have irregular heartbeats again. My heart pauses for 10 sec before the next beat. I can't breath. Is it svt? What do I do?

Revisit the issue: Please let the electrophysiologist performed the procedure know this without delays... In addition, keep your ob/gyn informed of this as well... Wishing you the best luck! ...Read more

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How long should I feel fatigued after heart ablation. Had second catheter ablation 3months ago. I am a 53 year old male 6'1 180 pounds.?

How long should I feel fatigued after heart ablation. Had second catheter ablation 3months ago. I am a 53 year old male 6'1 180 pounds.?

What Type?: What type of ablation was this? Generally speaking, fatigue is not a side effect of ablation procedures. Some patients expect to feel big (but unrealistic) increases in energy after the procedure and feel comparatively fatigued when they fail to feel more "awake." meds started after the procedure may also lead to fatigue. ...Read more

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Is it normal if heart flutter and miss beats after a catheter ablation?

Is it normal if heart flutter and miss beats after a catheter ablation?

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 more

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How to determine my max heart rate during exercise? I am a 52yr old male ex af patient 2.5yrs ago, following successful catheter ablation procedure.

How to determine my max heart rate during exercise? I am a 52yr old male ex af patient 2.5yrs ago, following successful catheter ablation procedure.

168: Maximum heart rate depends on age using the formula 220-age=maximum heart rate. In your case 100% of maximum predicted heart rate is 168. I recommend 85% of this number which is about 143 bpm. It should not go above 168. ...Read more

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Can you have a catheter ablation for a heart arrhythmia?

Can you have a catheter ablation for a heart arrhythmia?

Yes: Catheter ablations for cardiac arrhythmias are now well-established procedures. The specifics in terms of likelihood for success and/or complications depends on the exact nature of the dysrhythmia. You should see a heart rhythm specialist called an electro physiologist for more information. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after catheter ablation for svt to smoke weed again or should I just quit? I smoked one hit and felt symptoms of a mini stroke

How long should I wait after catheter ablation for svt to smoke weed again or should I just quit? I smoked one hit and felt symptoms of a mini stroke

Quit: Sudden loss of consciousness, altered mental status, or sudden onset lack of coordination are signs of a stroke. The term "mini stroke" is often used to describe such symptoms when they are transient. However, these episodes are still red flags that a major stroke will follow. If using marijuana contributes to irregular heart rhythm and stroke, then it is reasonable to quit. ...Read more

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I had catheter ablation for SVT and atrial flutter yesterday. Should I feel a different heartbeat if I'm cured?

I had catheter ablation for SVT and atrial flutter yesterday. Should I feel a different heartbeat if I'm cured?

Yes: If you were constantly in an abnormal rhythm and the ablation was successful, you should feel different. However, if the rhythm was intermittent it may be more difficult to discern a difference. ...Read more

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What's the difference between catheter ablation and radiofrequency ablation for treating arrhythmias like svt?

What's the difference between catheter ablation and radiofrequency ablation for treating arrhythmias like svt?

General term: Catheter ablation is a general term referring to elimination of electrical conduction in very specific areas of the heart. Two primary technologies are used to perform catheter ablation. Radiofrequency energy is a rapidly alternating electrical current that generates heat at the point of catheter contact. Cryo ablation uses super cooled nitrogen to freeze at the point of of catheter contact. ...Read more

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I'm taking bisoprolol to control SVT (hrt rate will be 120-180bpm without b blocker) is my HRT rate high enough to be considered for catheter ablation?

I'm taking bisoprolol to control SVT (hrt rate will be 120-180bpm without b blocker) is my HRT rate high enough to be considered for catheter ablation?

Yes: You are rather young to be committed to lifelong drug therapy, albeit beta blocker. If your cardiologist can diagnose your SVT more specifically and if it is one amenable to ablation to achieve cure (i.e. free of disease and free of meds thereafter), I would seriously consider it. Get a good, highly qualified electrophysiologist with a lot of experience to render an opinion and consider ablation. ...Read more

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How does catheter ablation cure svt?

Very effectively.: The supraventricular tachycardia is a short-circuit of the normal heart conduction pathways. Usually there is a small area that, if removed, would Prohibit the circuit from conducting and therefore block the svt. The catheter tip generates rf energy to scar the heart tissue in a small area, which prevents it from conducting electricity. ...Read more

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Has anyone who has SVT gotten a catheter ablation?

Yes: Ablation is an often used highly successful form of treatment for the common types of svt. ...Read more

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Can supraventricular tachycardia go away by itself over time? I'm just not keen on catheter ablation and I don't want to be on bisoprolol forever!

Can supraventricular tachycardia go away by itself over time? I'm just not keen on catheter ablation and I don't want to be on bisoprolol forever!

SVT: Typically, SVT will not go away on its own. Think of it like a stray wire that short-circuits the electricity. Until the stray wire is cut or removed, the short-circuits will continue. Stranger things have happened in medicine, but the general consensus is going to be no, it won't go away on its own. ...Read more

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Scheduled for an ablation to fix what they " think" is svt. It's never been recorded as that before but I get a racing heart at times. Yes or no?

SVT?: Ask your doctor if they monitored you will enough at this point with haltors or events recorder to confirm one type versesw another? ...Read more

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Can Hep C effect your heart? My energy is low and I have chest pain. I had SVT with ablation done and it seemed fine until recent

Can Hep C effect your heart? My energy is low and I have chest pain. I had SVT with ablation done and it seemed fine until recent

Hep C and your Heart: Hepatitis C does not usually affect your heart, however, some of the medications used to treat it can cause some cardiac issues. Any systemic illness can cause heart issues because of the demands of being sick put on your body. So you should make sure that you are eating and drinking healthy products. If you continue to have issues, talk to your regular doctor, or see your cardiologist. ...Read more

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How long after a catheter ablation can I use viagra (sildenafil)?

How long after a catheter ablation can I use viagra (sildenafil)?

Probably just...: Do you mean catheter removal? If so, why did you have catheter in the urethra? If the reason for indwelling catheter is for significant surgery on the urethra and prostate, it is a good idea to refrain from sexual act until the surgical site inside the urethra heals. For detailed general and specific counseling for your concern, please go to see, talk, and work with your urologist. Best wish... ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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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