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Radio frequency ablation for PVC’s

  • 1.  Radio frequency ablation for PVC’s

    Posted 02-13-2020 13:55
    Hello everybody. 
    Has anyone heard of or had Infusion Needle Radio Frequency Ablation To treat stubborn PVC's. I've heard good things about Nashville's Vanderbilt Cardiac Center. 


  • 2.  RE: Radio frequency ablation for PVC's

    Posted 02-15-2020 09:10

    It appears this site is a great resource for folks with heart disease (duh!). Not many on here with rhythm problems. I wish all of you health and success with surgeries and treatments. It's great y'all have each other! Take care. 

    Margo Floyd

  • 3.  RE: Radio frequency ablation for PVC's

    Posted 02-16-2020 09:58
    Hi Margo,

    I periodically see rhythm problem discussions on other threads in this website, particularly relating to ablation, and I also know that there is a lot on the internet about arrhythmias, including patient discussion threads that you might find interesting.



    Ira Reid
    Hoboken NJ

  • 4.  RE: Radio frequency ablation for PVC's

    Posted 02-20-2020 20:47
    Hi Margo,
    I have a heart arrhythmia due to past heart surgery for a congenital heart defect.  I usually have atrial flutter, but have had ventricular tachycardia.  I'm on a beta blocker and my cardiologist has continued to increase it to minimize my arrhythmia.  So far, so good.  An ablation may be in my future.  I also have a leaky pulmonary valve that will need to be replaced and that might have an effect on my arrhythmia too.  Time will tell.  I would suggest that you search for "ablation" and "arrhythmia" to see what posts show up.  There have been discussions on here and arrhythmia is a typical problem that is connected with heart surgeries/disease.
    If you proceed with an ablation, I hope it is successful for you.

    Tina Marshall
    Cranberry Twp PA

  • 5.  RE: Radio frequency ablation for PVC's

    Posted 02-21-2020 19:56
    Hi Margo,

    No you are not alone.  I have multiple arrhythmia issues.  I started with afib, and now I get atrial flutter with tachycardia.  I had a mitral valve prolapse repair.  Sadly I am a very complicated case.  I have met others on Mended Hearts who also have arrhythmias.   Heck, the last meeting I attended I met someone much much younger than I with the same repetitive complications.

    I would love to connect with you. Maybe we can share resources.

    Lisa Gruccio
    Coral Springs FL