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What is the surgical procedure to fix a heart flutter?

What is the surgical procedure to fix a heart flutter?

Ablation: Ablation is a technique performed in in electrophysiology laboratory where the electrical behavior of the heart is mechanically altered. Although this is an invasive procedure, it is not technically surgery. Early in the history of ablation, surgical ablation was performed. Now that the percutaneous techniques have been refined, surgery is rarely performed for atrial flutter.. ...Read more

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Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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How could heart flutter be treated without surgery?

How could heart flutter be treated without surgery?

Medicines: With medicines to control the heart rate, to prevent clots in the heart, and to convert the flutter back to a regular rhythm and keep it there. Also at times the heart is given a shock to convert the rhythm back to normal. ...Read more

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Does having heart palpitations affect anything when having an unrelated surgery?

Does having heart palpitations affect anything when having an unrelated surgery?

Postop arrhythmias: Heart palpitations postop for noncardiac surgery could signify atrial or ventricular arrhythmias. Sustained palpitations could suggest atrial fibrillation if the rhythm is irregularly irregular. Sustained fast heart rates could be svt or vt. Electrolyte and fluid flux abnormalities, coupled with increased adrenergic tone and sleep cycle abnormalities. ...Read more

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Could having heart palpitations lead to any type of heart surgery?

Could having heart palpitations lead to any type of heart surgery?

Yes: Combinations of fast or slow pulse which is felt as palpitations may require medications and sometimes pacemakers or devices. If underlying coronary or valve disease identified then medical or surgical therapy may be indicated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart palpitations after having surgery with general anesthesia.?

What are the causes of heart palpitations after having surgery with general anesthesia.?

You should see: A doctor, because it can be a cardiac rhythm problem. Some of these are benign and transient, but others are dangerous. Only cardiac monitor or ekg will tell the difference. ...Read more

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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

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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?
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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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What is the procedure involved with open heart surgery?

What is the procedure involved with open heart surgery?

Depends on operation: Heart transplant; sternotomy, institution cardiopulmonary bypass bi caval cannulation after suitable replacement heart in room, clamp&transect aorta, pulmonary artery, amputate ventricles on atrial side of av groove, anastomose new heart to atrial cuffs 3-0 prolene, aortic anastomosis 4-0 prolene, then pulmonary atery anastomosis, release cross clamp, wean off cardiopulmonary bypass, dry&close up. ...Read more

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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more