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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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

Get a more detailed answer ›
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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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Are there restrictions after ablation for svt? Can I take my plane flight in 6 weeks?

You can fly: In general, there are few restrictions after an uncomplicated svt ablation. Your physician may ask you to avoid putting excess strain on the groin (s) for a few days to ensure the blood vessels used for catheter access heal adequately. You should be back to a normal routine far earlier than 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is a few seconds vt episodes were caught on holter strong enough reason to send me undergo ablation? I have a history of intermitten SVT as well.

Is a few seconds vt episodes were caught on holter strong enough reason to send me undergo ablation? I have a history of intermitten SVT as well.

Discuss with: Your cardiologist who knows your history and test results the best and they can help you find the best option for your individual situation. ...Read more

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If I have frequent unsustained SVT's and Frequent PAC's uncured by medication. And I don't want the cardiac ablation. What are the consequences of not having this invasive procedure?

If I have frequent unsustained SVT's and Frequent PAC's uncured by medication. And I don't want the cardiac ablation. What are the consequences of not having this invasive procedure?

Cardiac failure: Catheter ablation does have some serious risks, but they are rare. But the risks may not be worth it for people who have few symptoms. Most PACs/SVT run a benign course however if you have frequent PACs/SVTs then the risk of continuing without ablation include developing AF and SVT. Fast uncontrolled SVTs could result in fainting spells, cardiac failure and sudden death.
Speak with a Cardiologist ...Read more

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How long does it take the heart to heal after a catheter ablation for svt?

How long does it take the heart to heal after a catheter ablation for svt?

Depends: This is usually not an issue of healing but of getting the right destruction of the right area of the heart. Healing will most likely be completed in a matter of a week but it is not a healing issue. Discuss with your cardiologist/electophysiologist and have a complete understanding prior to the procedure unless done emergently. Monitoring may be in order for a while after the procedure. ...Read more

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Had an SVT ablation a month ago woke up this morning and my right groin and hip area is swollen what could it be?

Had an SVT ablation a month ago woke up this morning and my right groin and hip area is swollen what could it be?

Possible hematoma: The swelling may represent a hematoma in the area adjacent to where the catheters were placed in the groin. Ultrasound evaluation of that area should rule it out if the swelling persists. ...Read more

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Had a SVT ablation done on Dec 30. Feeling very dizzy and sick today not sure what to do. Also experiencing a lot of pain at one incision site.?

Ablation: Having incisional pain after an ablation is common. Dizziness and nausea are not as common. It is important to stay hydrated and if possible take your pulse during dizzy spell. Would suggest calling physician who performed the ablation ...Read more

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Scheduled for an ablation to fix what they " think" is svt. It's never been recorded as that before but I get a racing heart at times. Yes or no?

SVT?: Ask your doctor if they monitored you will enough at this point with haltors or events recorder to confirm one type versesw another? ...Read more

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2months ago my 20 yr son had ablation for wpw. He is still symptomatic. He wore a 21 day monitor. Diangosis paroxysmal svt, hr hi 203, he's 20. Serious?

2months ago my 20 yr son had ablation for wpw. He is still symptomatic. He wore a 21 day monitor. Diangosis paroxysmal svt, hr hi 203, he's 20. Serious?

Needs evaluation: 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.

Please see ep doc soon. ...Read more

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My 8yo son has cardiac svt. He had an ablation last year, but it was unsuccessful because his problem area lies in the av node. Can ablation solve this without installing a pacemaker?

Very possibly: My understanding is AV nodal reentrant tachycardia is the most common cause of supraventricular tachycardia. Ablation may be the preferred treatment, especially in a child, who would experience years of freedom from symptoms. Catheter ablation carries a 90% success rate, which means 10% may need further treatment. Repeat ablation can be done with a similarly high success rate. I hope he does well. ...Read more

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What's the difference between catheter ablation and radiofrequency ablation for treating arrhythmias like svt?

What's the difference between catheter ablation and radiofrequency ablation for treating arrhythmias like svt?

General term: Catheter ablation is a general term referring to elimination of electrical conduction in very specific areas of the heart. Two primary technologies are used to perform catheter ablation. Radiofrequency energy is a rapidly alternating electrical current that generates heat at the point of catheter contact. Cryo ablation uses super cooled nitrogen to freeze at the point of of catheter contact. ...Read more

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