Depends. This is usually not an issue of healing but of getting the right destruction of the right area of the heart. Healing will most likely be completed in a matter of a week but it is not a healing issue. Discuss with your cardiologist/electophysiologist and have a complete understanding prior to the procedure unless done emergently. Monitoring may be in order for a while after the procedure.
Catheter ablation. Not much we recommend patients going back to normal activity in few days but there are some rare cases where activity recommendation is different, best is to ask your electrophysiologist.
Not long. There really is no recovery time at all. The small scars placed in the heart may have some edema for a few days, but are probably at their chronic scar states within a few days. There may be some heart irritation for a few weeks, but this is usually mild. Most of the recovery period is to allow for the vein puncture sites to heal.
I had catheter ablation for SVT on 6-6-2015, after one week I've been facing missings in my heart beat daily and feeling very uncomfortable. Solution?
Ep. Definitely see your electrophsiologist, or at least your PCP to get an ECG, and if unremarkable, wear a heart monitor. You may need some adjustment in your medications, or less likely, a pacemaker if the ablation cause some damage to your conduction system.
I had catheter ablation last year for SVT avnrt. Now I am 9weeks pregnant and have irregular heartbeats again. My heart pauses for 10 sec before the next beat. I can't breath. Is it svt? What do I do?
Revisit the issue. Please let the electrophysiologist performed the procedure know this without delays... In addition, keep your ob/gyn informed of this as well... Wishing you the best luck!
Arrhythmia. It doen't sound like svt, it may however be related to pregnancy and the ablation. See your doctors for evaluation.
See Doc. It is impossible to know for sure what your irregular heart beat without testing, which will likely include an ekg, or a home monitor (holter or event recorder) to determine what it is you have and if any treatment is needed.
How to determine my max heart rate during exercise? I am a 52yr old male ex af patient 2.5yrs ago, following successful catheter ablation procedure.
168. Maximum heart rate depends on age using the formula 220-age=maximum heart rate. In your case 100% of maximum predicted heart rate is 168. I recommend 85% of this number which is about 143 bpm. It should not go above 168.
Yes. Catheter ablations for cardiac arrhythmias are now well-established procedures. The specifics in terms of likelihood for success and/or complications depends on the exact nature of the dysrhythmia. You should see a heart rhythm specialist called an electro physiologist for more information.
But of Course! Can and often should. It depends on which arrhythmia though. Some can be treated by almost all electrophysiologists and some require eps with special training or competence. It can be hard to find the best person in a given area for your specific issue.
Ablation. Yes very commonly used treatment for some arrhythmia types.
I had catheter ablation for SVT and atrial flutter yesterday. Should I feel a different heartbeat if I'm cured?
Not necessarily. Some individuals do not have symptoms or feel their rhythm disturbance. Others that do have palpitations or other symptoms often feel immediately better.
Yes. If you were constantly in an abnormal rhythm and the ablation was successful, you should feel different. However, if the rhythm was intermittent it may be more difficult to discern a difference.
What's the difference between catheter ablation and radiofrequency ablation for treating arrhythmias like svt?
General term. Catheter ablation is a general term referring to elimination of electrical conduction in very specific areas of the heart. Two primary technologies are used to perform catheter ablation. Radiofrequency energy is a rapidly alternating electrical current that generates heat at the point of catheter contact. Cryo ablation uses super cooled nitrogen to freeze at the point of of catheter contact.
The same. "catheter ablation" and "radiofrequency ablation" are really terms for the same procedure. Some ablations use other energy sources (like freezing) to perform ablation, but rf is the most common.
Ablation. Catheter ablation is a more general term, there is also cryo ablation besides RF ablation.