I have had. Recent app with my EP consultant at Liverpool heart Hosp,
Not a trip for the feignt hearted lol
We had a real long conversation, and the end result was one of three options,
Another ablation after 2 failures, and two cardio conversions during the last one,
His opinion was that since my AF is in the left atrium, it is harder to put right,
The second was after an oncologist consultation to check my thyroid and kidneys as they are damaged from previous Amioderone treatment , and if he thinks it's safe to go back onto this highly toxic drug,
This was my easy option.. coward that I am
I have an app for this 15 th November,
The last is to have a pacemaker, which he described in great detail, how it
Operates, a small procedure one catheter to kill of all nerve endings in the heart, then you are totally reliant on the pacemaker.. he was truly honest, and said some people either love them or hate them, as they are set at a constant HR .. my normal HR is quite low, around 56- 60 .. mostly, except when in AF, then I take a PIP
Half a sotolol. To bring HR down,
I get frequent bouts of AF , to my mind mostly stress induced.
And have had enough, I'm beginning to think I should have gone for the pacemaker..end of..
Instead of going down the Amioderone road..
main problem being getting L/ pool hosp, I had to pay £145 last trip, as I hate driving
Long distance these days.. and no one in my family would help out.
They have virtually thrown my husband who has advanced Parkinson's on the scrap heap..
In tears writing this.. as I do not understand why they are like this.
Sorry long and so many questions
I'm really going through it right now,