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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 02:42 PM

1. My aunt had this procedure

and it made a HUGE difference for her - pretty much resolved the a-fib altogether. Don't remember that she had any nasty side effects from the procedure...

Best of luck to you!

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Response to DeadLetterOffice (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 05:03 PM

2. Thanks

I need the encouragement.
I'm 70 and I didn't know if it was too risky.
But I tire easily and sleep too much because my heart wears me out.
Restricts my "quality of life".

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Tue Jan 19, 2016, 01:10 AM

3. My aunt was in her late 70's when she had it done

She has other health problems, but bounced back quite well after the procedure despite them.

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Sat Jun 10, 2017, 08:17 PM

4. I had mine done in 97

I would get "racing heart" at odd moments and not often. They would last 10-20 seconds.
Then an episode that lasted 20 minutes. Scared the heck out of me.
turns out there is a nerve between the upper and lower heart that whithers
away in childhood. Mine never did.
had the procedure and never had it again.
It was painless and it worked for me.
Hope this helps, I say get it done asap.

Dave

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 09:47 PM

6. My daughter had it done a couple years ago

She said there was nothing to it, was home the next day.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2018, 07:48 PM

7. I had this procedure done more than a year ago.

It has pretty much obliterated my on again-off again at. fib.

They don't usually burn away the little nodes that cause it--rather, they generally use cold to freeze them. It can take several hours to do. My cardiologist had me under general anesthesia so that at the end of the procedure, I would not feel the shock they gave my heart. They shock the heart to make sure they've gotten all the little nodes. I didn't feel a thing although the next day, my abdominal muscles were a little sore from the shock. It passed uneventfully.

My doctor had planned to send me home that day, but my procedure was postponed since someone else needed a pacemaker urgently, so I had my procedure later and then stayed overnight.

I had several weeks of intermittent afib as my heart recovered from the procedure and this is pretty common. I still take medication to make sure the afib is gone but I tolerate it well.

Be sure to talk thoroughly with the cardiologist and get your questions answered.

Best of luck!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 09:47 AM

8. I had it done in 2004. Cake walk.

 

I experienced almost nothing, since I was asleep for almost all of the procedure. Stayed overnight in the hospital, light duty for a week.

Life changing experience. Risk is very low and it is not a new procedure. It is well established, and the doctor doing it will have done it hundreds of times.

Don't even hesitate. Go for it.

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