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At what point is one a candidate for a cardiac ablation to treat afib episodes are getting worse should I talk my cardiologist into an evaluation for?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 2 drugs

Usually, you're a candidate if you've failed 2 drugs.
Some electrophysiologists will consider ablation if you've only failed one and have other issues. You must be therapeutically anticoagulated for at least a month before and indefinitely afterward with inr consistently >2.

In brief: 2 drugs

Usually, you're a candidate if you've failed 2 drugs.
Some electrophysiologists will consider ablation if you've only failed one and have other issues. You must be therapeutically anticoagulated for at least a month before and indefinitely afterward with inr consistently >2.
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