Heart Rhythm Community
Oblation Sugury
About This Community:

A community of people experiencing Heart Rhythm concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, management, and treatment.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Oblation Sugury

I had oblation (ablation) surgury a year ago (may 2008), I still have arial fib.  Apparentlly it was unsuccessful.  I am with the VA and went to Indiannoplis for a check up.. I wa informed that my heart was in a-fib rythm.  They gave  me three alternatives.  Have ablation surgury again,  Be shocked or take a pill called dofetilide.  I also went to see a cardiologist to get another opinion.  He told me to just take the medicine and live with it.  I cannnot dicide which way to go.  Any subjections.  Thank  you
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
612551_tn?1247839157
If you heart is otherwise healthy, valves, chambers (size) and arteries, then an electrocardioversion may work.  It has worked for me in the past, not permanently, but for up to 18 months...albeit I had to take Propafenon after the electrocardioversion.

A second ablation may be reasonable if you cardiologist/EP thinks there's chance.  That too depends on the health of your heart... I assume you've had at least on echocardiogram.

Most of us take medication first, then electrocardioversion, then ablation.  That is we stop along the way on anything that works.  Ablation has the most risk in the above sequence.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thank you for your comment I have be on medicine, since 04.  They had me on amiodurone.  But after a couple a year it started messing up on my other organs. MY thyroid and eyes.  So they took me off and then I had oblation (ablation) surgury.  They told me that the second time usually has a better chance of working.  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Dofetilide, also know as Tikosyn,  is a fairly new medication and has been quite successful for many patients keeping AFib in check.  You do, however, have to load on to the medication in a hospital setting for a minimum of three days.  Having a second ablation will not necessarily rid you of AFib as I can attest.  I have had 3 ablations and I still have AFib.  

Living with AFib is an arduous task at times.  Are you on coumadin?
ksig
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
1423357_tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
Recent Activity
566249_tn?1294661218
Blank
GardeniaDreams very tired. Comment
18 hrs ago
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr commented on Pip sick...
May 03
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59 commented on Pip sick...
May 01
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
1423357_tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway