I had my third EP Study and Ablation done last Friday. I mentioned in another post (tachycardia) that I was having the procedure done using new equipment. They used a balloon that was inserted into my heart on one of the catheters. I watched the whole thing on the screens. They took from 8am until 1:00pm building a "model" of the inside of my left ventricle using this balloon and mapping out all the spots that needed to be ablated. Using this balloon that acts like a GPS system wen finding the spots to ablate they found 8!!! So they ablated all 8.
I was out of the EP lab by 2:30pm and laid on my back until 8:30pm. I stayed over night in the hospital. I had a few extra beats in the night. It's been almost a week. I have had a few short runs of VT since but they say that is normal in the healing stages. I havent felt any VT though in the past 48 hours! YAY!!! I am still on my Atenolol for 6 weeks and also a 325g aspirin a day for 6 weeks. The hardest part of all this is that I cant pick up my 16 month old son for 10 days! They said because of the amount of work they did in there plus my groin has to heal too he is too heavy for me right now.
Anyway, just thought I would let you all know that the new equipment that is out there using the "balloon" I think will prove to have much success! I hope because i dont want to go in for a fourth!!