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Is Ablation The Only Option Available For Afib How Effective Or Successful Is It
No, Somewhat: No - there are medical therapies and surgical therapies as well. First ablation procedures w/ current technique are generally 50% effective at eliminating either the rhythm or all symptoms of the rhythm. With a touchup procedure, that generally goes up to ~70%. Many electrophysiologists like to claim higher rates, but these numbers reflect the best published data from some very good centers. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can't have ablation due to greenfield filter afib getting worse had two pe's any options if meds tykosyn does not work ?
Yes: Good centers can navigate through or by side of filters. ...Read more
Failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? Any other options
If ablation in afib had no successful long term & amiodarone failure in73hypertensive male with paroxysmal attacks then what to do for afib?
Hypothetically...: Let's make assumptions: you're 36, presumably healthy without other major med problems and you have already failed a trial of 1 or more drugs. You only have afib sometimes. Fine, here's the breakdown. Chance of cure on 1st procedure: 50%. Chance of cure after 2nd procedure: 70%. Recovery time: short. Risk of major complications, ~4% including 1:250-500 of stroke. Pick your ep doc well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have afib episodes every few months. Should I have ablation before it gets to be more frequent or persistent?
Cox Maze: Lone standing(not associated with valvular disease) atrial fibrillation may be cured with the cox maze procedure. Dr. Sirak at ohio state university has excellent cure rates performing the operation videothoracoscopically. I advise you go see him and his cardiology electrophysiology team. ...Read more
Hard to answer: In this short space, it's a difficult question to answer. We don't know ur father - I suggest getting him on HeathTap Prime or talking w/ a doctor to get a good opinion. Generally, ablation is used when afib is symptomatic, causing problems, persistent despite max medical treatment, & recurrent despite cardioversion. Only a doc w/ access to his records cd determine if he meets these criteria. ...Read more
Definitive Control: We don't generally do this with surgery, but rather with a "catheter" based procedure (wire we thread into the heart that cauterizes the av node). This procedure provides complete control of the heart rate in the lower chamber and excellent symptom control, but makes people dependent on the pacemaker that *must* be implanted with this procedure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After an ablation for afib, I'am getting off flecainide, will I have any effects as it gets out of my system?
What is the success rate for the "firm" procedure for atrial fibrillation and are there any additional risks having it done over a normal ablation
Alternate technique: My understanding is that FIRM (focal impulse and rotor modulation) ablation is, perhaps, a more advanced ablation system using a very sophisticated catheter that, purportedly, maps locations/rotors that seemingly could trigger & sustain AF. Success up to 80% in controlling AF for 2 years is reported, better than with standard ablation. Risks should be similar. Careful case selection is important! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would I be completely be dependent on my pacemaker if I have the AV node ablation Such as SVT are atrial fibrillation?
Electricity : The heart is a house with 2 chambers upstairs (atria) and 2 chambers downstairs (ventrical). The electricity to the downstairs chambers comes from the upstairs chamber. The connecting point between the tow floors is called AV node. If you cut this AV node, the lower chambers will not have electricity to work, so u need to provide the lower chamb with anther source of electricity, that is pacemaker ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you think Atrial Fibrillation would improve with an ablation? Only remedy so far is cardioversion
Is there a number one doctor-recommended reference source to know more about ablation of atrial fibrillation?
taking sotalol post ablation afib surgery told to stop sotalol 3 month after ablation I stop last night now resting pulse is 90 usually 78 normal?
Probably: After stopping Sotalol, you can experience an increase in the RESTING heart rate (measured after 5 minutes of no exercise, sitting or preferably laying flat, in a darkened room with all lights/sounds off). Most heart rate measurements are not true "resting" heart rates, so an increase to 90 may have confounding factors. A change from 78 to 90 is not significant, then. (Worry if it jumps to 100+). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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