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What is the procedure for heart ablation things I should worry about I need to know prior to surgery? Steve

What is the procedure for heart ablation
 things I should worry about I need to know prior to surgery?
Steve

Must know risks, etc: Any invasive body procedure must, by law, be discussed with you beforehand. U need to know what u have, what the procedure will hopefully correct, how often the procedure does not work, what are the potential risks (including fataliities). There are a number of indications for ablation, most common atrial fibrillation. It involves cutting nerve fibers in specific areas of heart. Informed consent. ...Read more

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Had a gastroscopy done and was put to sleep. During the procedure my heart rate spiked to 220. Dr was concerned. I'm only 18. What could this be?

Had a gastroscopy done and was put to sleep. During the procedure my heart rate spiked to 220. Dr was concerned. I'm only 18. What could this be?

Heart rate: Likely you had a paroxysmal tachycardia. It should be worked up to see if there's a structural or physiologic problem that needs attention. Don't ignore the episode, see your Doc or a cardiologist about it. ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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How long will it take for my 3 month old son to recover from the ross open heart procedure?

How long will it take for my 3 month old son to recover from the ross open heart procedure?

Wow: Please stay close with your pediatric cardiologist and follow his instructions -- it may take 6 months to a year depending on the infant health in general. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting a second opinion for a heart procedure?

How do I go about getting a second opinion for a heart procedure?

Heart procedure: Ask your dr. For a referral to a person for 2nd opinon or find the second opinion dr. Yourself. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily. Alert doctor to any increases.
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Take medications as prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Is it possible that I have the alternates to conventional open heart procedure to valve surgery?

Is it possible that I have the alternates to conventional open heart procedure to valve surgery?

Valve surgery: If you qualify for open heart valave surgery then go for it. If yuou are not a candidate then you can explore for alternatives. It depends upon the type of surgery. Multiple other factors play a role. ...Read more