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Can I have a planned catheter ablation of heart with alt 225

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Can I have a planned catheter ablation of heart with alt 225 and ast 125?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
why is the liver function so off?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

That is a good question. I was on Dronedarone since December 2013 and I have now stopped it. I am also on 12.5mg Methetrexate for inflammatory psoriatic arthritis - have been taking this since August 2013. I don't drink alcohol. GGT is not elevated.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Okay. must be the methotrexate.
I do think it is safe Malcolm, I am just concerned that the liver issue needs addressed too
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Would the methotrexate hit the liver now after 14 months?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Yes it could. Absolutely
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The Dronedarone was stopped on 24 October. LFT on 12 November showed ALT 52 and AST 38.

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