Ablation needed near mechanical mitral valve

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arkiebelle

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Nov 29, 2016
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My electrophysiologist has said that I need an ablation near my mechanical mitral valve to treat my persistent a-fib. He is referring me to a specialist in Plano, TX.

Has anyone had this procedure? I've had a cryoablation but not near the valve. Allergic to tykosin. Amiodorone hasn't worked. Also had 4 cardioversions.
 

johnp

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Jan 21, 2011
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New York USA
Not a fib but Vtach
yes had ablation
not sure if it’s common but it makes sense there might be irrritated areas around a valve that had surgery
but the fact that the doctor seems to know where it is is a good sign If they know where it is a good chance they can ablated it
 

Mercia

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Jul 18, 2008
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Mashpee, MA
I have a mechanical mitral valve, and had afib. Had ablations (2x 7 hour procedures) to successfully eliminate the afib. They modeled the heart with ct scans prior to the procedure. Last ablation was done in 2012 and so far still afib free.
 

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