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has anyone had a procedure called electrophysiology ? I believe it is a type of oblation.
@phillipdobrien I had an EP study done in 1998 at Suburban Hospital because of many bouts of arrhythmias in the form of PVCs…despite my signal-averaged ECG result to the contrary, my electrophysiologic study was unremarkable, with no inducible sustained ventricular tach arrhythmias. The study was one of intense arrhythmias and I was relieved when the team told me afterward that the study was unremarkable … to my relief, but still not a pleasant EP study….I later , much later find that the Signaled -Averaging ECG for late potentials is inaccurate in patients with right or left bundle branch block…
Today and for the last week, I have had another one of the PVC episodes that come and go, and it’s just unnerving…
Thanks and I hope your day is well
@phillipdobrien Hi actually yes I've had quite a few and it actually in 2 parts. The Procedure is performed by a Electrophysiologist Cardiologist or EP for short. They are usually done together depending on what the first part shows which is called a mapping of the electrical signals of the heart. If during that phase they see some that may be causing irrigular heartbeats which are called arrhythmias they will proceed to the second phase called an ablation. The ablation phase tries to stop the electrical signals that are causing issues and ablates them either by burning or freezing the nerve endings thus stopping them from sending bad signals. I hope that helps and are you being told that they may want to do one of these studies? Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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Thank you Dana; I was told by a person in the medical device field that they now make an ablation device that has 8 tubes or ? & that each one has 8 smaller lines of some sort making 64 total & that they go into your heart & send each of the 64 lines into a wire (for lack of a better word) & they can discover which signal is faulty & the same device cauterizes it at that time (one procedure). I will look further into it & post what I find. It may allow me to get off Eliquis & lessen chances of bleeding. Thanks again ! Phillip
@phillipdobrien Wow that sounds great. Its been about 3 years since my last ablation so sounds like medical science is moving right along. Yes please let us know what you find out it may help others also.
My cardiologist doesn't recommend this for me since my A-Fib risk factor is so low so I will be on Eliquis for now. I will post any changes. Thanks again for your reply.
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