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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 2 more doctor answers
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Atrial fibrillation symptoms include heart palpitations, shortness ...Read more
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
I have afib episodes every few months. Should I have ablation before it gets to be more frequent or persistent?
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 2 more doctor answers
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
After an ablation for afib, I'am getting off flecainide, will I have any effects as it gets out of my system?
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