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History of SVT, increased dosage of Verapamil, advised Ablation procedure to prevent further episodes. What's this procedure ?

Good Afternoon Doctor, My name is AAAA. I have a history of SVTs or Supraventricular Tachycardia which has seen me in ED many times. I have just been to the Cardiologist and he has increased my Verapamil from 240mg daily to twice a day. I have also been spoken to about an Ablation procedure to prevent further episodes. I am a little scared about the procedure...What exactly is an ablation? I have done abit of research but have gone round in circles and am still confused!
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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catheter ablation of get with radiofrequency energy or cryotherapy is a safe and effective curative treatment of arrhythmia. For patients like you with frequent symptomatic recurrences inspite of higher doses of medication RFA is the preferred treatment strategy.
RFA has a favorable safety and efficacy profile.
For SVT RFA has a success rate of 90-95%
so you once consult a eletrophysiologist and discuss.
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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