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Ablation and a Blocked Artery

I have been diagnosed via a nuclear stress test that one of my arteries (the cardio wasn't sure which one even though he can see on the xray (?) has a 70% blockage. We are treating it with a daily aspirin and a statin. (is that the standard treatment?)

My question is - is an ablation for my atrial fib out of the question because of this blocked artery? Is the ablation riskier because of the artery situation?

With much appreciation.

k.
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No it is generally not a contraindication to the procedure to have some blockage, unless this is associated with heart failure symptoms ( because the procedure involves large amounts of fluid).
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