Went in for my redo ablation on Wednesday. When my E.P.pierced the septum wall, the needle went into the aorta instead of the left atria. There was no way of knowing if any damage had been done so my E.P decided to call a halt to the procedure for my safety. I spent the night on coranary care being diligently monitored. It was nerve wracking for all of us but I cannot thank my E.P. enough for his honesty,concern and care.I have slightly strange heart conformation and having to avoid previous scar tissue didnt help.Neither he nor I or my family feel ready to repeat the experience soon so we meet to discuss future plans, in June,by which time we will all have had time to think. The most important thing is that I am fine, just a little shaken up.
I thought long and hard about posting this as I dont want to scaremonger but knew I wouldnt get away with not posting something.
The thing is that I would do it all again. I had to know I had given it a go, but maybe now is the time to look for another way.
Also of interest is that I was on warfarin and heparin. It took about an hour to reverse the heparin and 18 hours for vitimin k to reduce I.N.R. from 2'.6 to 2. Not exactly a fast acting antidote ( maybe my body is just awkward).
I now cant go back on warfarin as it takes quite a while for vitimin k
To leave the body so I am now on apixaban.
I really hope no one will be put off trying. What happened to me is really rare if it has indeed ever happened before. X