Hi. I have been lurking on here for a while and not seen any reference to the above. I had SVT and AF and the Ep did the ablation for SVT which has, so far, been successful. However I still have the odd episode of AF. I am reluctant to take anti-coags as I also suffer from AMD for which I get monthly eye injections to prevent or stop leakage of blood vessels. To cut a long story short it was decided to fit an Atrial Clip to the atrial appendage where a high percentage of clots form in the heart. The clip prevents blood entering the appendage therefore preventing clots from forming. This operation was done by a mini thorochotomy (?) ie a cut between ribs in my back and instruments inserted through there to do the necessary. I was supposed to have a cryo ablation done at the same timethrough the same incision but due to the drs' strikes this was not done.
Has anyone else on here had anyghing similar done (ie the atrial clip via thoracotomy) and if so how has the recovery been?