Q. Would a cardiologist find out where catheter ablation was done without seeing the report?

Answered by
Dr. Ilir Sharka
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 20, 2018

Hi doctor,

Approximately 15 years ago I underwent a catheter ablation procedure to fix an irregular heartbeat. It was cured. My question is that can a cardiologist, who did not do the ablation, see exactly what was done without seeing a report of the procedure? I am currently taking Symbicort 200.

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern and would explain that a cardiac MRI can reveal the site of fibrosis, which correlates with the ablated region, in the myocardial tissues. This way a cardiologist who examines the cardiac MRI even years after the procedure can localize exactly the region of ablation, without the ablation procedure report.

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