As promised a brief update on events prior to my Ablation on the 13th August.
Arrived at Broadgreen Hospital yesterday for my appointments.
First stop was with Linda a Nurse practitioner (thank you Linda,it was fun and informative) Linda talked with me and answered any questions about the procedure in detail.
The procedure is done through veins at the top of the right leg and sometimes under the left collarbone.I will be given a GA.
All meds have been stopped (flec and Bisoprolol) other than the Warfarin which I have to stop taking that two days before Ablation.
I was advised if my AF is at all unbearable ( prior to the Ablation) without the meds to go immediately to local Hospital where I will be treated with alternative medication.
Next there were bloods tests,mrsa testing and CT scan of the heart.
Final stop was Maureen who explained the "smart research trial"(A randomised study comparing pulmonary vein isolation using the smart touch catheter with and without contact force
sensing in the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation) which i have agreed to take part in.Maureen will be meeting me on the 13th in preparation for the ablation at 1.00pm.
i have been give contact nos from both Linda and Maureen incase of any concerns prior or post Ablation...
Well that's it in a"nut shell".
i close my own practice on Tuesday...
Everything is in order,car valeted,washing and ironing done,coat hangers all facing right way in wardrobe,soxs standing up like soldiers in sox drawer,underwear drawer de-cluttered .My updated Will sitting on my desk and passport at the ready.Oooops sorry i mean INR book.
Take care each and everyone of you, your support over the last couple of years has been phenomenal.