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Just back from my first cardioversion.

Have to say what a relaxed and easy experience it all was! Carried out on a Saturday morning, no parking problems, great medical staff who made me feel special and a result that I hoped for. I was back in SR after the first shock (they will try three times) and ECG showed what was described to me as a 'perfect rhythm.'

OK...I know cardioversion doesn't always do the trick and AF can stick its nose in again - but just now I am ticking over like a well oiled clock and savouring every minute of it! Long may it last. If it doesn't....well...we learn to live with it, don't we!

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Hi - Had mine last Wednesday and it was so wonderful to wake from the anaesthetic without my heart flopping about in my chest. I was so grateful to the people who did the cardioversion that I couldn't thank them enough. Fingers crossed that we will both stay in SR.

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I'm with you there, JJ. A good feeling. Here's hoping.

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That's good news Dadog. At least you know it can beat away normally with a bit of persuasion. I remember after my first ablation how great it was to not even really be aware of my ticker, instead of it jumping and a wobbling all over the place.

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Good news. If they can put you into NSR it does mean that you still have some good hope. Take it easy.

BobD

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Thanks everyone. Yes, Bob, taking it easy just now and everything is being served to me in the armchair! It won't last, of course - but nice while it does!

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I had mine done 2 weeks ago today...it's fantastic isn't it. I was really bad with my breathing as well I couldn't walk very far at all. My my it was like a miracle I'm a new woman I'm like fingers crossed I stay in NSR. My heart took a little more persuasion I needed 2 shocks...I always have been a stubborn bugger lol x

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Very pleased for you, abihel. I tend to be a bit nervous still and few times each day I check my pulse to make sure things are still settled! I'll get over it! Feeling better every day! Bisoprolol has been reduced from 7.5mg to 5mg so that will help.

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So pleased to hear your good news ! I have my first cardioversion in a couple of weeks and it's to read some positive feed back . One question if I may are you awake or asleep for the procedure? X keep well and resting regards Denise x

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You are given a general anaesthetic for a cardioversion (usually only out for 5-10 mins) , so you will know nothing about the procedure until you hopefully wake up in sinus rhythm. Good luck.

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Exactly as JJ says. Such a short sleep that you don't know that you have been anaesthetised and wake up feeling fine! Good luck, Denise and hope it all works for you.

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Thank you x fingers crossed , wishing so much to wake up feeling normal again x

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Had my first CV today and as others have commented it is such a relief to wake up without that thumping and wobbling in your chest. I was restored to NSR with just one hit, it really is an easy experience.

However I found being in AF so miserable that I never want to go back there, so I have arranged for an ablation in a few weeks.

I am going privately even though I am not insured, my lifestyle means so much more to me than money and I want rid of AF if at all possible.

I will give feedback on my ablation when I have it done.

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Glad you are feeling better and more in control Jayfdee.

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