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How successful is cardiac ablation?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ablation

Depends on the arrhythmia.
For atrial fibrillation, about 80%, for atrial flutter, close to 95%, for ventricular tachycardia, 90+%.

In brief: Ablation

Depends on the arrhythmia.
For atrial fibrillation, about 80%, for atrial flutter, close to 95%, for ventricular tachycardia, 90+%.
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
For supraventricular tachycardia, it is about 99%. It is lower for ventricular tachycardia in the setting of ischemic heart disease.
Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends on…

For avnrt and avrt (the latter also called wolf parkinson white) the success rate can be as high as 98%.
The same can also be true for typical (right atrial) atrial flutter. Atrial tachycardias in expert hands can be as successful as 85%, even if of a complicated type. Ventricular tachycardias are a much more diverse group, and more info would be needed to give a good answer.

In brief: Depends on…

For avnrt and avrt (the latter also called wolf parkinson white) the success rate can be as high as 98%.
The same can also be true for typical (right atrial) atrial flutter. Atrial tachycardias in expert hands can be as successful as 85%, even if of a complicated type. Ventricular tachycardias are a much more diverse group, and more info would be needed to give a good answer.
Dr. John Garner
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