Are you awake during a heart ablation?

Are you awake during a heart ablation?

Are you awake during a heart ablation?

During surgical ablation, you can expect the following: General anesthesia (the patient is asleep) or local anesthesia with sedation (the patient is awake but relaxed and pain-free) may be used, depending on the individual case.

How is cardiac ablation used to treat heart problems?

Cardiac ablation is a procedure that’s used to correct heart rhythm problems. When your heart beats, the electrical impulses that cause it to contract must follow a precise pathway through your heart. Any interruption in these impulses can cause an abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia), which can sometimes be treated with cardiac ablation.

Can a heart ablation be used for atrial flutter?

Heart Ablation for Atrial Flutter Atrial flutter is a form of heart rhythm problem where a short circuit in the top chamber of the heart often causes a rapid regular heart rate. Catheter ablation for most forms of flutter is remarkably successful, approaching 100%. Heart Ablation for PVC’s PVC’s are common and harmless in most people.

Can a catheter heart ablation cause heart palpitations?

Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm problem and can lead to palpitations and associated symptoms, and increases the risk of stroke. In those patients with symptoms, especially in those who have not found anti-arrhythmic medications to be helpful, catheter heart ablation can be useful.

How is alcohol septal ablation different from other heart ablations?

This is different from the other described heart ablations. In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy there is a thick area of tissue that obstructs the flow of blood out of the heart. In a procedure known as alcohol septal ablation, a small wire is passed into the artery that supplies the thick area of the heart with blood.

How dangerous is heart ablation?

With cardiac ablation, there can be risks associated with bleeding at the site where the catheter is inserted. The catheter can sometimes damage blood vessels as well. Other risks are a heart puncture and blood clots, which can cause a stroke or heart attack.

What to expect after having cardiac ablation?

After a cardiac ablation procedure, patients can expect soreness and oozing around the groin area. A catheter ablation involves threading catheters to the heart, through the vein, and fixing the problem. The puncture side needs to heal after a catheter ablation.

How much does a cardiac ablation cost?

Cost of Cardiac Ablation. The cost of Cardiac ablation ranges from USD 1500- 4000 in India. Please contact us with your medical history along with all the applicable medical reports. This will help us to provide you with the closest cost estimate for the procedure.

Who is a good candidate for cardiac ablation?

A good candidate for cardiac ablation is someone with an arrhythmia who doesn’t respond to medication or prefers not to take it.