Who is a candidate for ablation

You may be a good candidate for ablation (a minimally invasive procedure to control heart rhythm) if medications and cardioversion to treat your atrial fibrillation have failed. If you cannot tolerate prescribed medications or have other heart conditions, your doctor may suggest cardiac ablation.

Who is a candidate for atrial fibrillation?

You may be a good candidate for ablation (a minimally invasive procedure to control heart rhythm) if medications and cardioversion to treat your atrial fibrillation have failed. If you cannot tolerate prescribed medications or have other heart conditions, your doctor may suggest cardiac ablation.

Are You a candidate for ablation?

Abnormally heavy periods that are seriously affecting your life make you a candidate for ablation. You should also be finished having children but still willing to use some form of birth control, since pregnancy following ablation is uncommon, but dangerous.

Who should have a cardiac ablation?

Catheter ablation is also recommended for some afib patients who have heart failure or a reduced ejection fraction. Catheter ablation may be a first line treatment for some athletes who have atrial fibrillation.

Is Coumadin a candidate for catheter ablation?

Catheter ablation may be a first line treatment for some athletes who have atrial fibrillation. A patient’s desire to stop taking anticoagulants, such as Coumadin (warfarin) or Pradaxa (dabigatran), is not a factor in the clinical decision for whether a patient is a candidate for catheter ablation.

Who is atrial fibrillation patient?

Patients with atrial fibrillation who require heart surgery for other reasons, most commonly to treat coronary artery disease or valvular heart disease. Currently, most patients with atrial fibrillation are candidates for minimally invasive surgical ablation.

Who should have a cardiac ablation?

Catheter ablation is also recommended for some afib patients who have heart failure or a reduced ejection fraction. Catheter ablation may be a first line treatment for some athletes who have atrial fibrillation.

What are the treatments for atrial fibrillation?

Treatment 1 Resetting your heart’s rhythm. Ideally, to treat atrial fibrillation, the heart rate and rhythm are reset to normal. 2 Maintaining a normal heart rhythm. 3 Heart rate control. 4 Catheter and surgical procedures. 5 Preventing blood clots.

Can heart surgery cause atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is very common in patients who require heart surgery for other reasons (such as mitral valve surgery, aortic valve surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, and other surgical procedures).