Cardiac Ablation

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   Posted 3/8/2009 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
My girlfriend had a cardiac ablation for arythmias. Also taking meds. Seemed to work for a while but now having PAC's. Is anyone familiar with the defibillator implant to help resolve these PAC's? Thanks.

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   Posted 4/29/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   

The heart clinic I go to does not treat PACs. They tell me they are not life threatening.


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   Posted 5/14/2009 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
the defib's are not used for that arrythmia, at this point in technology unfortunatly, they are only designed to respond to a heart rate the md programs into it. like if your heart rate goes up to 200, then you get a shock. Pac's are usually benign and not usually treated

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   Posted 7/16/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Ablation may take several months to work, give it a little bit more time. Her cardiologist will advise her in due time, if anything else might be needed.

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   Posted 8/2/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a cardiac ablation also, it helped some but not 100%

The only known treatment i know, for this is a beta blocker
I take low dosage of 25 mg 2x's per day
Also have her stay away from anything with caffeine

Maybe her cardiologist needs to work with her to find a medication
that works well. I had that problem until they found the right one.
I still at times experience PAC'S but nothing that requires a trip to the ER
Good luck!
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