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  • 1.  Ablation

    Posted 11-23-2019 16:57
    Hi, as I mentioned earlier I've had radio frequency ablation. My last check up has me now going back to the electrophysiology doctor who did my ablation. I see this person about the 1st week of December. I think I will be finding out what we do next as my last check up could have been better. That's all for now for those of you following the ablation procedure. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
    Best--- Richard

    Richard Danks
    Evergreen, Colorado

  • 2.  RE: Ablation

    Posted 12-29-2019 08:01
    I  havent seen   anything besides  your other  Post  Richard     Just  past  christmas  I know  traveling and    holidays and  so forth...  I know you mentioned   20 %  of the  time you  revert to afib  which is   Better  the 80% ...  I would only  say that purhaps  in time  after your  Heart  heals  from  the ablation   It  may  very well  be able to be converted   to normal  rythem,  I know  MY  electrophysio  doc  said  Sometimes  the   "maping "  is a tad off  sometimes   various things    happen as well  we know  Stopping  before  we go beyond   where we want to  be cannot always  be  fixed  either   when you   consider  the  Definitions  of  Medical  Ablation   (see  below)


    1. separation or detachment; extirpation; eradication.
    2. removal, especially by cutting with a laser or electrocautery.
    catheter ablation radiofrequency ablation.
    endometrial ablation removal of the endometrium; methods used include radiofrequency, electrical energy, lasers, and hot and cold liquids.
    radiofrequency ablation (radiofrequency catheter ablation) destruction of an accessory conduction pathway or other troublesome area of dysrhythmia by means of unmodulated high frequency alternating current delivered by a bipolar or unipolar catheter. The current causes heat with tissue destruction and formation of scar tissue to block the pathway or dysrhythmic area. Transvenous radiofrequency ablation has been successful in treatment of supraventricular tachycardia and is an attractive option to surgery. Called also catheter ablation.
    Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


     (ab-lā'shŭn), This word denotes complete removal or extinction, not merely mitigation or reduction.
    Removal of a body part or the destruction of its function, as by a surgical procedure or morbid process, or the presence or application of a noxious substance.
    [L. see ablate]
    Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


    1. Surgical excision or amputation of a body part or tissue.
    2. The erosive processes by which a glacier is reduced.
    3. Aerospace
    a. The dissipation of heat generated by atmospheric friction, especially in the atmospheric reentry of a spacecraft or missile, by means of a melting heat shield.
    b. The reduction or removal of heat-protective surface material by aerodynamic friction, as from a heat shield.

    Hopefully   you've  seen  your doctor and  he's  given you   the skinny   by now  .... 

    Jim Sanquedolce