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Ablation date

Really pleased to have been given a date for my ablation 11th July. Just have to keep calm and not get stressed out in the meantime. I am focusing on feeling much better afterwards although I know I might get some episodes of AF after the ablation. Hopefully I will be able to plan our relaxing beach holiday after all.

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Good news and a good mindset as well. Keep us posted won't you.

Bob

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Thank you Bob. Yes I will.

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Start planning, good way to go into the procedure - thinking of lying on a warm sandy beach, with waves lapping...

Best wishes, keep us posted!

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That's really good news. I hope to goes well for you. Let us know how it goes.

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Thank you all

Your idea sounds really good Iris

Will keep you all posted

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So pleased it is nearly here. There is nothing worse than waiting and waiting. Do you mind me asking how long it has been between being given the date and the actual ablation. X

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8 weeks. I was given my date on Wednesday this week

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Thanks. That's plenty of time to practise calming techniques! Let me know if you find anything that works. I need to start practicing as soon as poss!! X

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When is your ablation date? How long will you have to wait. I am having a GA as advised by my consultant but will still need to practice staying calm beforehand. What are you having ? Awake or GA. Try and Visualise something nice Good luck

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I am on the waiting list but no date yet. My E.P. uses conscious sedation. I would much prefer to be unconscious thoughx

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I have had two ablations for super ventricular tachycardia. Both done awake. first one failed second one was a success. It was very interesting but I an glad I will have a GA for this ablation as it is not the same as I have has before. Take care and keep calm. Let us know when you have been given a date

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I would recommend anyone on warfarin with an ablation coming up to ensure they have an INR in the mid twos. For the procedure, my EP wanted four weeks of INR over 2, but they all have their own requirements. My INR was only 2.0 and then dropped out of range a couple of times and the ablation had to be postponed and I kept going back to square one. My surgery regard any INR between 2 and 3 to be OK but in my view, under 2.3 isn't good enough for those of us whose INR tends to wander.

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Yes my INR was around 2.5 for the required 4 weeks to get a date. Then it went to 3 this week. The hospital were happy with this but don't want it to go much higher

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Mine had shot up on the day of the ablation, but they said it was OK. Stress might be a factor here! My blood pressure was up too - and you'd be weird not to be apprehensive. But although there are risks, they are tiny and the success rate is very high. I'm feeling hugely improved after the ablation and dropping flecainide down from 150mgs twice a day to only 50 twice a day feels really good.

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Thanks Rellim296. That is very reassuring. Pleased to hear you feel so much better.

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