Turned up for 2nd ablation yesterday - INR 2.1 so went ahead at 1pm. 3 hours in lab and they said they consider it successful,
Had pre - prodecure worries outlined here healthunlocked.com/afassoci...
Thanks to all the support to get me to this stage.
but - once again went into AF during procedure and couldn't be sedated enough to be cardioverted. They gave me Flecainide - they worked after 13hr when I want into AF in Jan. I was kept in overnight and prayed I would wake up in sinus rhythm. Woke 7am ten silently sobbed into pillow - so disappointed - didn't need ECG to tell me still in AF.
Spent whole day wondering what will happen etc - none of my team on over weekend - arghhh
Wanted to come home if I could, AF 152bmp 8am & 135bpm 2pm & 115bpm 5pm. Another consultant said as long as I felt I could manage being in fast AF at home and I could come home if it stayed more like 120. If at 150ish at 5pm would have to stay in for weekend
Well I am home - wearing chest strap shows it is varying between 120-150 but chest does feel as if it is pounding like it was this morning. So back for INR on Monday & see if there is a place left on this Fri for cardioversion, if not will be the week after. They have upped my Bisoprolol from 5mg to 7.5mg for the meantime. This consultant said it wasn't a bad thing to leave some time before DCCV as allows some inflammation to reduce and scars to form (? correct)
Can't believe I have been this unlucky again- see post from last year healthunlocked.com/afassoci...
Discharge letters says radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (redo) via right femoral vein. Transeptal puncture. RUPV reisolated. Mitral isthmus ablation, roof line ablation. Devloped AF during procedure- IV flecainide given with little effect. Unable to sedate tp perform direct current cardioversion. Sheaths removed with manual pressure
Looks like its lots of rest in the meantime - sorry if I sound so pitiful - been really hard past month with uncertainty and 3 time a week INR's