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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Is it possible to get SVT after having an ablation?

Is it possible to get SVT after having an ablation?

Maybe: If there is persistent tachycardia after an ablation either there is another arrhythmia focus or a recurrence of the same focus.

Repeat ep testing might be needed after the holter/event monitor documents the tachycardia. Read more

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How many days I have to wait after SVT ablation to masturbate? My dr. Said that I have to wait 10days to make sex, it is truth for masturbation too? Thx

How many days I have to wait after SVT ablation to masturbate? My dr. Said that I have to wait 10days to make sex, it is truth for masturbation too? Thx

Follow the dr's rule: I would consider self sex the same as regular sex, especially in this situation. The intensity of the strain on your heart could easily be identical. Read more

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How long do you have to wait after SVT ablation to have sex?

How long do you have to wait after SVT ablation to have sex?

Go for it: Generally speaking, if the ablation worked, it worked. Sexual activity is no better or worse than any other activity for your heart and if you go back into abnormal rhythm, you would have soon anyway. Just wait a couple of days after your procedure before engaging any activity which puts strain on the groin to avoid bleeding or oozing at the puncture sites where the sheaths were inserted. Enjoy! Read more

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How long do you have to wait after SVT ablation to have sex/exercise?

How long do you have to wait after SVT ablation to have sex/exercise?

Post svt ablation: Rf ablation requires a process of maturation wherein aberrant conduction that have been treated require a few weeks before they cease to conduct. During that maturation time frame the risk of recurrent arrhythmia remains. Many patients might benefit by continuing rate /rhythm protective meds for the first few weeks following ablation. Hyperadrenergic stimulation might provoke such events. Read more

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Does an ablation for svt hurt?

Does an ablation for svt hurt?

Ablation: Read this for information:

http://www. Webmd. Com/heart-disease/atrial-fibrillation/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation

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Am I at at greater risk of having a second ablation done for svt?

Am I at at greater risk of having a second ablation done for svt?

Not necessarily.: It depends on the underlying etiology of the SVT, and your personal individual risks (i.e. heredity, lifestyle, and other co-morbidities).
Moreover, the type of SVT also has an influence. .. of associated success with ablations. Therefore, a complete electrophysiological
assessment must be borne in mind concomitantly with the rest of your body. ... to
determine the risk of recurrence. Read more

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Is it always necessary to get an ablation for svt? Or can it go away on its own?

Is it always necessary to get an ablation for svt? Or can it go away on its own?

Not always: Medications can often control svt. However, ablation can be curative for recurrent symptoms and medication failure. Read more

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If I had an ablation for SVT back in 2010, how is it possible that I'm just now starting to have episodes of SVT again?

SVT: There are several possibilities ranging from an entirely new problem through regrowth of tissue in the ablation area. Talk to your EP about it. Read more

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Can radio frequency ablation treat svt?

Yes.: Svt, (supraventricular tachycardia) is a short-circuit of the normal heart conduction pathways. Usually there is a small area that, if removed, would Prohibit the circuit from conducting and therefore block the svt. During ablation, a catheter is placed in this area of the heart, and the tip generates rf energy to scar the heart tissue in a small area, which prevents it from conducting electricity. Read more

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What are the eligibility reqs for ablation (to correct svt)? Still having hr issues despite 2 yrs of meds and I don't like the side effects.

What are the eligibility reqs for ablation (to correct svt)? Still having hr issues despite 2 yrs of meds and I don't like the side effects.

There are several: Persistent svt despite medical therapy is a common indication for catheter ablation. More potentially serious arrhythmias are often treated with ablation before a trial of medication. Read more

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I recently been diagnosed with svt. I decided to have the ablation done. I'm extremely scared to do this. Is this a common procedure and is it safe?

Yes, usually: In experienced hands it is a very safe and successful procedure. Volume equates to better outcomes for most procedures, meaning you want someone who has done thousands of procedures and not just a few and want it to be done at a high volume center. Read more

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Svt, when not undergoing ablation, would it be life-threatening in the future? Is it possible to use medicine/ beta bloc, even if it means a lifetime?

Not life threatening: But, depends on type of svt. Generally svt always occurs the same way - same symptoms every episode- since the short circuit is a fixed path, but this is not always true. Read more

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How does catheter ablation cure svt?

How does catheter ablation cure svt?

Very effectively.: The supraventricular tachycardia is a short-circuit of the normal heart conduction pathways. Usually there is a small area that, if removed, would Prohibit the circuit from conducting and therefore block the svt. The catheter tip generates rf energy to scar the heart tissue in a small area, which prevents it from conducting electricity. Read more

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Has anyone who has SVT gotten a catheter ablation?

Yes: Ablation is an often used highly successful form of treatment for the common types of svt. Read more

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Is chest pain 48 hours after an ablation for SVT normal?

Check w your doctor: If you're having chest pain, you should call your cardiologist at once. It may be nothing, but he/she would want to know. If you feel ill, short of breath, sweaty, go to the ER at once. Call 911 if necessary. Chest pain should never be taken lightly. Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

A condition in which the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not ...Read more