What is an ablation?

Uterus ablation. A uterus (lining) 'ablation' means removal/destruction of the cells that line the uterus thus stopping or lightening your (heavy) periods. A common procedure is called: novasure , which is a one-time, 5-minute procedure. Success rates are up to 90%. See more info on novasure.Com.
Abltion. catheter ablation refers to the treatment of abnormal rhythm areas in heart to cure arrhythmias leading to fat heart rhythms.

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What is nerve ablation?

Destruction of nerve. It is usually used for medial branch nerve, which supplies facet or articular joints in the back or neck. This nerve only brings back pain information from that joint and does nothing else. When it's destroyed, the pain goes away despite the abnormality remaining there - i.E arthritis. Read more...

What is radiofrequency ablation?

Arrhythmia treatment. Radiofrequency (rf) ablation is a means to permanently eliminate the cause of some arrhythmias. Rf refers to rapidly alternating electrical current that generates heat at the tip of a catheter applied to the abnormal tissue that supports the abnormal rhythm. The overall success rateis over 95% for common rhythm problems. Read more...
Location location. It is a probe that uses radiofrequency waves to heat a structure until cell death occurs. It depends on location. It can be used in the pulmonary veins( heart) to treat arrhythmias, the bone to treat benign bone tumors such as osteiod osteoma and chondroblastoma, it can be used in the liver and kidney to treat malignant tumors of certain sizes. The procedure is minimally invasive. Read more...
Thermal Lesion. Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure where thermal energy is used to ablate/cut a nerve in half. This will in essence stop transmission of signals through that nerve, mainly pain signals. This technology can be used for treating the spine, nerve pain disorders, also be used for heart problems and treat tumors. Read more...
Define RFA therapy. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure in which body tissues are "ablated" or destroyed using radifrequency generated thermal heat energy. It can be used for many body tissues including veins, nerves, the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumors or other dysfunctional tissue. Heat generated from high frequency alternating current is used to cause tiddue destruction. Read more...

What is heart ablation?

Electric Coagulation. Ablation refers to heating or freezing of part of the electrical pathways of the heart. It is carried out when a patient has abnormal cardiac rhythms (arrhythmias) that are fixable with an ablation. Catheters are used to heat and coagulate (like turning egg-white from colorless to white with heat) or cool and damage the tissue and thereby prevent it from conducting electricity. Read more...
RFA. By this, i assume you mean radiofrequency ablation or rfa procedures. These are highly specialized electrophysiology procedures used to treat specific heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias). It is carried out much in the same way as a heart catheterization except the heart's electrical activity is mapped and abnormal rhythms are treated with radiofrequency energy through special catheters. Read more...

What is an ablation of the uterus and is it permanent?

Damage lining. An ablation uses either heat, cold, or radio frequency energy to cause damage to the lining of the uterus to prevent the buildup of tissue that results in heavy periods. It is considered a permanent procedure but some women have return of heavy periods over time. 95% of pts have good results with periods being normal to none at all. It is dangerous to get pregnant after an ablation. Read more...

What is post ablation tubal ligation syndrome?

A pain syndrome. A very small percentage of women will experience a pain syndrome after having a uterine ablation. It is not dangerous but can be very painful. Many women have pain with intercourse. Many women will require hysterectomy to treat this syndrome. Read more...

What contraindications of AF Ablation??

See below. The main contraindication is lack of anticoagulation for 4 weeks prior, but I see you're on Pradaxa. The likelihood of success in permanent AF is low, thus that is a relative contraindication. Read more...