Atrial Fibrillation

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tony w
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   Posted 8/25/2016 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had Catheter treatment where they burn part of the heart for Atrial Fibrillation ? Are you asleep and what pain can I expect ?
tony w

straydog
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   Posted 8/25/2016 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tony, my brother had this done some time ago & yes he was sedated & didn't know a thing. He really did not have any problems when he woke up.

My husband has A fib & has had it a very long time. His dr tried shocking his heart 3 times trying to get it back in rhythm & it did not work. The dr said it was worth trying but because of the length of time he has had it his odds were not really in his favor.

Good luck with your procedure.
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Gmike
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   Posted 9/2/2016 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having episodes of AFIB. I have 2 friends who have successfully treated their AFIB with ablation. Ablation uses either cold or heat to correct the electrical pulses that cause AFIB.

I currently am having problems with the drugs that I am taking for treatment of AFIB and may go ahead with the ablation procedure. A google search will bring up lots of info.

wogger
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   Posted 9/8/2016 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I had an ablation June 2016. My advice is to be clear about what the procedure entails and the possible side-effects.!!!
Presently I am suffering from a chronic cough that began the night of the procedure and I have difficulty breathing along with fatigue.
I am seeking answers and find that physicians are not willing to try to find the why this has happened. The Surgeon deals only with his area, the cardiologist his area, the primary care doctor is unwilling to look for answers, since the surgery I have been on two rounds of antibiotic and one round of steroid. I have upcoming appointments with gastroenterologist and pulmonologist in November as I try to cope day by day feeling worse than I did before the Ablation.

SharonZ
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   Posted 9/12/2016 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Had cardiac ablation in June of 2016, 100% success, zero side effects.

straydog
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   Posted 9/12/2016 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome Sharon Z hope it continues to be a success.
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