What is Cardiac Ablation?

Category: Surgeries

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Cardiac ablation is a surgical procedure used to correct heart rhythm problems. Ablation is used to correct structural problems in your heart that cause an arrhythmia. It works by destroying tissue that blocks the electrical signal that travels through your heart to make it beat.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Supraventricular tachycardia 14 10
Atrial flutter 4 3
Atrial tachycardia 4 2
Atrial fibrillation 3 3
Ventricular tachycardia 3 2
Cardiomyopathy 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 4
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cardiac Ablation

Side effect Patients
Soreness 2
Arms tingling 1
Atrial fibrillation 1
Bleeding (hemorrhage) 1
Bundle branch block (right) 1
Elevated blood pressure 1

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Duration

Stopped having Cardiac Ablation

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 29
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 10
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