Alcohol ablation

Getting ready for my first battery change out on my CRTD in the next month.  I had an ablation last December and now my electrophysiologist want to do an alcohol ablation since my PVCs are coming back.  Has anyone ever had one?  Thanks!


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I attach a couple of links

by Gemita - 2024-03-07 04:45:14

Debs, there is one member who has had an Alcohol Septal Ablation (last year) and I attach a Pacemaker Club link about his experience.  You may wish to private message him?

Alcohol septal ablation is a non-surgical procedure to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic disorder causing abnormal thickening of the heart muscle.  It is a very specific type of ablation using alcohol.  Please see short second link below for details.  It is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces the proportion of tissue blocking the blood flow, due to thickening of the heart muscle.

Both links should be copied and pasted into your main general browser to open:-

https://www.pacemakerclub.com/message/43498/alcohol-septal-ablation

https://www.lhch.nhs.uk/media/.resources/64a808de7120e8.89483349.pdf#:~:text=ASA%20aims%20to%20damage%20excess,pumping%20function%20of%20your%20heart.

Your EP clearly wants to improve the pumping action of your heart to help with your symptoms.  With improved heart function, your PVCs should reduce in frequency and be better controlled.  I am sure it is worth trying.  Hope all goes well with the device change too

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