Who gets heart ablation?

Ablation. It I a complicated affair. It is usually reserved for intractable dysrrythmias. Intermittant vt. Is one important aspect of it.

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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.
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.

What are risks of heart ablation?

Ask your doctor. Really and truly, if you're having this or any other procedure, then your doctor should and hopefully will explain the indications, benefits, risk and alternatives to you. However, ablation's risks are bleeding, infection, cardiac rupture, heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrhythmias which can be benign, but could also lead to death. Bad outcomes are very uncommon however.

What heart condition which make ablation AF Not be performed?

Permanent AF. Ablation is rarely effective over the long term for permanent atrial fibrillation and therefore is rarely used for this. Also, AF with no symptoms should not be treated with ablation. I see you take Tambocor (flecainide). If it's partially but not completely effective, you would be a good candidate for ablation.

I had a heart ablation 1/9/2013. How long before I can excerise?

Best person to… Answer that question is the surgeon/ cardiologist who did the procedure since (s)he knows your case intimately before, during, & after procedure & can best determine when u are ready for exercise, what kind, & how much.
Do That Now. Get out your gym playlists because you're good to go. Once the groin sites have healed up, there should be no particular reason to avoid exercise. Either the ablation worked and the arrhythmia is cured, or it didn't and you have a chance of seeing it again.

What do you recommend if I had a heart ablation why would I be having pains in the top of my heart?

Ablation. If you are having chest pains in a time frame close to the ablation procedure you should consult your EP doctor and be evaluated. If the ablation was a long time ago then see your Dr. To find out if the pains have any meaning.

I had an ablation done 2 months on my heart & for the past 2 weeks I feel the way I did before my procedure is this normal?

See your EP. While ablations are often curative there can be recurrence (incomplete ablation) or other arrythmias present not previously appreciated. Talk to your electrophysiologist.

What is ablation of the heart and is it harmful?

Destroy problem area. In some cases, an area of the heart can cause dangerous or uncomfortable irregularity of the heartbeat. A special wire is used to destroy the offending area hopefully curing the problem. If the problem spot is in a critical area, it may necessitate a pacemaker afterwards. Infrequently, there may be damage to the pulmonary veins or fluid may accumulate in the sac around the heart.
Ablation. Is use of high radio frequency catheter based technique to cure heart arrythmias. It has a low complication rate.