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How risky is an afib cardiac ablation on a 33 yr old with no heart disease or other significant problems other than a cspine herniation. ?

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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Small Risks.

In general it is very low risk; however, atrial fibrillation ablation tends to carry some of the highest risk of any the catheter ablations.
The worldwide data shows that af ablations have a risk of death of 0.15%, tamponade 1.3%, pseudoaneursym 0.9%, stroke 0.2%, TIA 0.7%, pv stenosis 0.3, and ae-fistula 0.04%. There is a small risk of pacemaker in some types as well.

In brief: Small Risks.

In general it is very low risk; however, atrial fibrillation ablation tends to carry some of the highest risk of any the catheter ablations.
The worldwide data shows that af ablations have a risk of death of 0.15%, tamponade 1.3%, pseudoaneursym 0.9%, stroke 0.2%, TIA 0.7%, pv stenosis 0.3, and ae-fistula 0.04%. There is a small risk of pacemaker in some types as well.
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
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Dr. Paul Garrett
very informative for my patient, thanks.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not very

>99% of patients who have ablation performed with have no serious complications.
80% will have lasting relief and the rest may need to have the procedure repeated and/or take medication after the ablation.

In brief: Not very

>99% of patients who have ablation performed with have no serious complications.
80% will have lasting relief and the rest may need to have the procedure repeated and/or take medication after the ablation.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Bennett Werner
You're welcome! And good luck!
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

If you are otherwise healthy and young the risks are low.
Obviously you have significant cardiac rhythm abnormalities.

In brief: See below

If you are otherwise healthy and young the risks are low.
Obviously you have significant cardiac rhythm abnormalities.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not very

You haven't specified what type of ablation you're planning on having, but generally speaking even for the most riskier procedures, with no other health problems, the overall risk of serious complications is 4% or less.

In brief: Not very

You haven't specified what type of ablation you're planning on having, but generally speaking even for the most riskier procedures, with no other health problems, the overall risk of serious complications is 4% or less.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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