Dr. Su shares if most women take medication after having a heart catheter ablation procedure.
Often after the abnormal rhythm is ablated, it should be considered curative procedure, and often all the abnormal circuits are gone for good. So medication are usually just stopped right away, but it depends on what type of abnormal rhythm. For some, we know the heart can be very, very irritable. So I will continue medication for about one month or sometimes up to three months’ time to allow the heart to readjust itself for a very complex rhythm. But more often than not for supraventricular tachycardia, this will be a curative procedure, and medication is stopped right away.
Dr. Su, M.D., F.A.C.C.:
Dr. Wilber Su is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Cardiac Electrophysiology, and is on staff at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, Maricopa County Medical Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Banner Desert Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his undergraduate degree with honors in biomedical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He also trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He is involved in ongoing studies on national trials to improve complex arrhythmia treatments and mentors electrophysiologists across the country on complex ablations and cardiac device implantation techniques. Dr. Su specializes in atrial fibrillation ablation, arrhythmia ablations, Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICD) among other heart conditions and procedures.
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