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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?
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
why is the liver function so off?
Customer: replied 3 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.

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 3 years ago.

Would the methotrexate hit the liver now after 14 months?

Yes it could. Absolutely
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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