ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate
Hi Funnel, I just wanted to welcome you to healing well forum. I too have a duel lead pacemaker. I am 33 yrs old female and have had it for a year for sick sinus syndrom and bradycardia. I wasnt awake during placement (thank God). However, I have an autonomic disorder that causes my BP to drop and I pass out often which I ended up pulling out my leads within 2 weeks of placement. It wasnt caught until 6 weeks afterwards at another hospital. During the lead revision I was awake and aware of what was going on and felt everything that done...it was quite horrific.
Anyhow I just read your post and felt for you. Please do feel free to continue to post here we are very happy to have you join us. Take care.
Hi Queen 1978. I do know how you feel. I'm in my late 50s & have had frequent attacks of SVT.....so much that it impacts my life. I'm afraid to go out for a long time--want to be close to my bed. Taking an airplane--it's like "anxiety time"!
Anyway--i TOO- would like to know IF --during ablation you remain awake (tho sedated)--or are completley out!
I think i can handle being "out" & then waking up when it's over---but--being AWAKE & feeling tht catheter---i don't think i could handle that. SO--my question----(which IF i decide to get it done--i'll just ask my cardio)--but----are you OUT...or just sedated & awake---hoping for some answers--Thanks