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How hard would it be to have a radio frequency ablation (rhizotomy) of lower lumbar without pain meds. Before/during/after?
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
What causes pancreatitis? Can it be caused by an infection after varicose vein ablation, a lumbar epidural injection, multiple prescribed meds?
I just had an ablation done on L5 on l&r side but continue to feel the same pain before procedure, also tingling up & down my spine, what is going on?
Back pain: Back pain can occur from a tear in the annulus, impingement of the nerve by a ruptured discuss or an inflamed facet joint. If the pain persists, another pain generator in the back may be causing the pain. An updated mri, a discogram/ct of the lumbar spine, and an evaluation by a neurosurgeon or spine specialist may provide answers to why the pain persists. ...Read more
For refractory VT: Vt is a reentrant rhythm occurringusually in the region of previous scar tissue in the left ventricle (previous infarct). The primary therapy for patients with cardiomyopathy is implantation of an icd. Patients who have recurrent therapy from thier icd and unresponsive to antiarrhythmic drugs then ablation is considered. There are VT ablations performed in patients with normal hearts as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uterus ablation: A uterus (lining) 'ablation' means removal/destruction of the cells that line the uterus thus stopping or lightening your (heavy) periods. A common procedure is called: novasure , which is a one-time, 5-minute procedure. Success rates are up to 90%. See more info on novasure.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am currently experiencing ocassional AF with increasing frequency. This follows successful Ablation approx 3.8yrs ago. Is 2nd ablation warranted?
Most likely: You responded well to your first ablation during which they likely electrically isolated your pulmonary veins. One or more of your veins probably reconnected and the most effective approach based on your age is a repeat ablation. Your MD should know that your atrial fibrillation has recurred so anticoagulation and stroke prophylaxis can be addressed as well ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Can have repeat ablations if needed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Need more info: The mediastinum is the area around your heart. Ablation means "destruction". The pros and cons depend on what is being destroyed (lymph nodes? Cancer?) and how (radiofrequency? Heat? Cold?) ask your doctor what the evidence is for the procedure, and what alternatives are possible. The mediastinum contains critical structures, so you don't want to risk any non-proven procedures. ...Read more
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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