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Before I qualify for a second ablation procedure to re-treat AF, do I need to be in a state of constant or persistant AF? How is persistant defined?

Before I qualify for a second ablation procedure to re-treat AF, do I need to be in a state of constant or persistant AF? How is persistant defined?

Depends: It depends in part on how far out from your first procedure you are, whether or not you are taking anti arrhythmic medications and whether or not you are symptomatic. Persistent AF is simply AF lasting more than 7 days. It is not uncommon to have recurrent AF in the first few months after ablation and still be arrhythmia free in the long term but you will need to be followed closely. ...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


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Which procedure would be best for a endometrail ablation thermal or novasure?

Which procedure would be best for a endometrail ablation thermal or novasure?

Either one: There really is no good answer to that question. The procedures are equally effective for most women. If your uterus is larger then 8-9 cm, your physician may choose thermal ablation which may be better for larger uterine cavities. If your procedure is done in the office, my experience has been that novasure is somewhat better tolerated and certainly quicker for the patient. ...Read more

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How common is it to have a successful catheter ablation procedure?

How common is it to have a successful catheter ablation procedure?

Depends: The success rates of ablation procedures depend mostly on the rhythm that is being ablated. For some arrhythmias such as SVT or atrial flutter, long term success rates upwards of 95% are very common. Ablation for atrial fibrillation typically results in 1-2 year AF free rates around 70+%. Sometimes a combination of medication and ablation can improve freedom from arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can phlebectomy procedure be done with having ablation of gsv?

Help plz! Can phlebectomy procedure be done with having ablation of gsv?

Yes.: Phlebectomy (microphlebectomy) is often routinely performed in conjunction with GSV ablation. These procedures are done under local and tumescent anesthesia and are usually done in the office. Both of these procedures can also be performed independent of each other. ...Read more

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How long does an EP study withOUT ablation last? Can I stay awake during the procedure?

How long does an EP study withOUT ablation last? Can I stay awake during the procedure?

Well : It varies on the complexity the procedure can last from around an hour to six hours. You need to ask your cardiologist for specific advice ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a radio frequency ablation procedure for my neck at 20yrs old? Two medial blocks were a success.

Is it bad to have a radio frequency ablation procedure for my neck at 20yrs old? Two medial blocks were a success.

RF: If your two medial blocks offered significant but transient relief then a rf would be the appropriate next procedure. Hope this helps. ...Read more