1st Pulmonary Vein Ablation completed. - AF Association

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1st Pulmonary Vein Ablation completed.

kenthynne
kenthynne
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Well it was a six month wait but it finally arrived. I received a phone call from my EP's secretary last Wednesday 19/02/14 and all done by this Tuesday 25/02/14. I am part of a study group sponsored by a company who are promoting using gold plated catheters. The actual procedure was as per a normal ablation but involved me having an MRI scan of my brain pre and post ablation to determine any signs of ACE ( this I think stands for asymptomatic cerebral emboli ). Mr Murray from the Freeman Hospital was very informative with regards to everything involved and the procedure was successful. Of course the next few months will be the acid test so to speak but fingers crossed and lets see what happens. Will update as necessary. One bit of advice from me is take the bull by the horns and don't let AF rule your life. Good luck to everyone.

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rosyG

great to hear you have done well!!

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kenthynne
kenthynne
in reply to rosyG

Many thanks rosy.

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BobD
BobDVolunteer

Well done Ken now do take it easy for a few weeks.

Bob

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kenthynne
kenthynne
in reply to BobD

Recuperation is the name of the game Bob. Wife buying a nurses outfit as we speak. lol

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BobD
BobDVolunteer
in reply to kenthynne

Nurses uniform? Be still my beating heart.LOL

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iris1205

Congratulations! Enjoy!

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kenthynne
kenthynne
in reply to iris1205

Thank you Iris , roll on summer ( That's if we get one of course ) haha

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porridgequeen

That's great, hope all goes well from now on.

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kenthynne

Fingers crossed my friend in fact might try crossing eyes , legs and anything else I have.

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Bagarabe

Yes Mr Murray is a great ablationist! He did mine last December and am now off Bisoprolol and taking it easy. I don't know weather he used gold, silver or even (yes these days they can even use a fibre) aluminium! lol

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kenthynne
kenthynne
in reply to Bagarabe

That's my goal too Bagarabe, bisoprolol may do it's job but it really has me sooooo tired. Lovely guy is Mr Murray. Pro footballers earning £300K per week , It's our EP's and Cardiologists who should be earning that money I reckon.

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mswillow

That's great, good to hear the procedure and everything went well for you, its reassuring for me to hear this I have my PVI ablation in two weeks.

So sending you wishes of a good recovery, fingers crossed. :-)

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kenthynne
kenthynne
in reply to mswillow

I was very anxious but that's natural 4charl , obviously I may need another one but not worried now if that's the case. Let me know how you get on. Kind regards.

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mswillow
mswillow
in reply to kenthynne

I'm very anxious too, so it's good to hear you would not be worried to have another, that makes me think it can't be to bad can it? Will keep a watch out for your posts as I will be willing you to do well! Charlotte :-)

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kenthynne
kenthynne
in reply to mswillow

Charlotte , my anxiety had to be treated by taking Sertraline which has some strange side effects but it does ease the condition. Don't be afraid of having an ablation, the pros in my view out weigh the cons by a long way. Will keep you posted as to how I'm progressing. You take care and stay safe. :)

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dedeottie

Good wishes for your recovery. Keep us posted we all have a vested interest in your progress!!

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kenthynne
kenthynne
in reply to dedeottie

Certainly will and many thanks for your comments dedeottie.

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pip_pip

Fab photo Ken

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kenthynne
kenthynne
in reply to pip_pip

Well that's very nice of you to say pip_pip , taken two years ago at Butlins in Skegness. Stay well and thank you.

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231166den

Congratulation x hope all continues to go well x

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kenthynne
kenthynne
in reply to 231166den

Many thanks.

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jeanjeannie50

Good to hear that all went well and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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kenthynne

Will try to keep everyone up to date as to my progress. Best wishes and stay well. x

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Kimmieblue

Fab news Ken, hope you continue to feel well. X

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kenthynne

Thanks so much for your good wishes. Take care yourself. x

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