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Can a cardiac ablation cause strokes in patients?
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
The risk varies with the procedure, and is considerably higher when the procedure requires us to cross over to the left side of the heart or visit the aorta.
With good protection, risk of major stroke in such procedures is ~1:250. There is also emerging evidence of "microstroke" which you'd never see in day to day life but which can show up on a special MRI looking specifically for it.

In brief: Yes
The risk varies with the procedure, and is considerably higher when the procedure requires us to cross over to the left side of the heart or visit the aorta.
With good protection, risk of major stroke in such procedures is ~1:250. There is also emerging evidence of "microstroke" which you'd never see in day to day life but which can show up on a special MRI looking specifically for it.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Ablation
Low risk possible complication.

In brief: Ablation
Low risk possible complication.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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