Had it done yesterday. Took about 4 1/2 hours. I thought I'd get one last swim in the pool prior to the procedure. Bad choice. Heart started atrial flutter. Doctor just looked at me when I told him and shook his head. They had to cardio vert me in order to get my heart back into SNR. Last night was probably one of the hardest nights of my life. Didn't get any sleep. Had to remain still for six hours and flat until the blood clotting reached a certain level. When it did they started to pull out the sheaths inserted in the arteries. The sheaths are put in as an access point for the balloon. They had problem getting them out and it got really"messy". Then I had to lay still for another 6 hours flat on my back until that clotted up. I must say other than being uncomfortable due to my back being in that position for that long I experienced no pain. They have me on Warfarin now for 3 months. Lots of other anticoagulants. Today I feel great. Partly due to its over (hopefully) and my HR is running like a clock. Doctor told me no exercise for 2 weeks then to start out moderately. I guess I'm going to have to look up that word in the dictionary . I would suggest anyone who is going to have this procedure done ask the doctor go into detail what recovery really entails so you know what to expect. He may not really know and you may end up talking to his nurse. Thanks for all the support on this site. Don't think I would have done it without reading all of you folks experiences
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