How long does recovery take after ablation?

Do I still need to take medication after an ablation procedure?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Do I still need to take medication after an ablation procedure?

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Do I still need to take medication after an ablation procedure?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

Do I need a general anesthetic for an ablation procedure?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Do I need a general anesthetic for an ablation procedure?

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Do I need a general anesthetic for an ablation procedure?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

What happens on the day of an ablation procedure?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What happens on the day of an ablation procedure?

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What happens on the day of an ablation procedure?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

What is an ablation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What is an ablation?

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What is an ablation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

Should I have an ablation or go on medication first?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Should I have an ablation or go on medication first?

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Should I have an ablation or go on medication first?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

How long does recovery take after ablation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How long does recovery take after ablation?

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How long does recovery take after ablation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

Can I still have symptoms after an ablation procedure
Dr Syed Ahsan

Can I still have symptoms after an ablation procedure

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Can I still have symptoms after an ablation procedure

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Dr Syed Ahsan

How soon can I exercise after ablation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How soon can I exercise after ablation?

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How soon can I exercise after ablation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

What is cryoballoon ablation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What is cryoballoon ablation?

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What is cryoballoon ablation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

How long until we know if an ablation was successful
Dr Syed Ahsan

How long until we know if an ablation was successful

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How long until we know if an ablation was successful

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Dr Syed Ahsan

How successful is an ablation procedure?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How successful is an ablation procedure?

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How successful is an ablation procedure?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Dr. Syed Ahsan, a Consultant Cardiologist at London Heart Clinic, emphasises that ablation for AF is a very successful treatment. Initial procedures achieve over 50% rhythm maintenance, with higher success rates in subsequent attempts. However, if you've had multiple ablations that have failed, a newer option called the convergent procedure may be right for you. Contact the London Heart Clinic to learn more about your treatment options.

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Ablation for AF is very successful and overall more than 50% of patients after the first procedure will maintain a regular rhythm. Obviously, you may need more procedures and the incremental success rate increases with each procedure that you have. If you have episodes of AF, which are intermittent...

What to expect after an ablation procedure?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What to expect after an ablation procedure?

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What to expect after an ablation procedure?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Dr Syed Ahsan lists some of the things that you can expect after an ablation procedure, including the blanking period during which you may still experience palpitations as inflammation settles down.

What is catheter ablation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What is catheter ablation?

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What is catheter ablation?

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Dr. Syed Ahsan, a Consultant Cardiologist at London Heart Clinic, explains what happens during a catheter ablation, a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). Instead of surgery, small wires and balloons are passed through veins in the leg, which act like a motorway into the heart. This allows the delivery of high-frequency energy or freezing within the heart to prevent abnormal electrical signals that trigger AF and other rhythm issues. This procedure is effective, safe and efficient, and many people are able to go home the same day as their procedure.

What can I expect before and after my ablation procedure?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What can I expect before and after my ablation procedure?

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What can I expect before and after my ablation procedure?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Dr Syed Ahsan lists some of the things that you can expect before and after your ablation procedure, including assessments by the specialist and nurse beforehand, and recovery afterward.

What happens during a catheter ablation procedure?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What happens during a catheter ablation procedure?

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What happens during a catheter ablation procedure?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Dr Syed Ahsan explains what happens during a catheter ablation procedure, including the passing of fine wires through the veins in your leg through to your heart. They then create a 3D image of the heart, and deliver the treatment to very specific areas.

What can I expect from a catheter ablation procedure?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What can I expect from a catheter ablation procedure?

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What can I expect from a catheter ablation procedure?

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Dr. Syed Ahsan explains that most catheter ablations can be done as day procedures without surgery, and in most cases you will be up and walking within a few hours.

Video Transcript

Depending on the type of ablation procedure you have, this can often be done nowadays as a day case. The recovery after the procedure is normally very quick. And you don't have any surgery, so you'll be up and walking around normally within a few hours.

What is the difference between cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What is the difference between cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation?

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What is the difference between cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Consultant Cardiologist for Bart’s Heart Centre Dr. Syed Ahsan explains that both cryoablation and radiofrequency have equal rates of success, and are both as safe as the other.

Video Transcript

Radiofrequency in cryoablation, which is freezing for the heart, have recently been compared for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heart rhythm. The data that we have to date suggests that both techniques carry equal success rates, and are both as safe as each other.

What is the recovery time from catheter ablation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What is the recovery time from catheter ablation?

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What is the recovery time from catheter ablation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan explains that the recovery time from an ablation procedure is usually very quick, and you will be discharged the same day (and rarely the next day).

What are the success rates?
Dr. Syed Ahsan

What are the success rates?

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What are the success rates?

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Dr. Syed Ahsan

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"Looking for more information about ablation success rates? Dr. Syed Ahsan lists the different success rates for SVT (supraventricular tachycardia), paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and persistent atrial fibrillation, stressing that they are unique to each individual.
The success rates for ablation for SVT is very high, explains Dr Syed Ahsan, Consultant Cardiologist. It is in the high 90's in terms of percentage. For atrial fibrillation the success rates depend on the type of atrial fibrillation you have and whether you have any other conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes."

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All of the success rates for ablation for SVT or supraventricular tachycardia are very high, in the high 90s, in terms of percentage. So this is really a curative procedure and it's now offered to patients as a first-line treatment even before medications because the success rate is so good....

What are the signs an ablation procedure was successful?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What are the signs an ablation procedure was successful?

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What are the signs an ablation procedure was successful?

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Dr Syed Ahsan lists some of the signs that an ablation procedure was successful, and explains that while you may experience further palpitations during the blanking period, this does not mean that your treatment was unsuccessful.

What are the risks of ablation?
Dr. Syed Ahsan

What are the risks of ablation?

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What are the risks of ablation?

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Dr. Syed Ahsan

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Dr. Syed Ahsan assures viewers of this short video that the chance of risks involved in ablation is very low, and in some rare cases patients experience bruising, tenderness, or needing a pacemaker.

What can ablation treat?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What can ablation treat?

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What can ablation treat?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Wondering what an ablation can treat? Consultant Cardiologist Dr. Syed Ahsan lists these conditions, including SVT (supraventricular tachycardia), atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and ventricular arrhythmias.