A New Hope !

Many thanks to all those who have provided valuable knowledge on this AF misery we all share.

I met with my EP yesterday. This was our first meeting and I must admit I was impressed. Everyone talks about the need to get a good EP and I can now see why.

Anyway, the bottom line is that I will be getting the Ablation procedure in April 2017. The intention is to zap the Arterial Flutter and then the Arterial Fibrillation. My understanding is that this means accessing both Atrium's.

Because of my age and my HCM the chances of success are 40% but at least it's a chance to improve my life. New hope for 2017 !!

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  • Good call Ogilvie. I hope things improve for you .

  • Good news....not long to wait.....all the best....gonna show my ignorance now, but what is HCM?........

  • Thanks - fingers crossed.

    HCM = Hyper Trophic Cardiomyopathy - big thick heart... much like my head!

  • I was given a 50% cure figure pre-ablation.

    I still have occasional episodes but they are mild compared to the awful ones I had previously. I used to take to my bed and attempt to sleep it off. Now I can cope by using flecainide as a pill-in-the-pocket if necessary.

    I'm not sure how my current position would be reflected in statistics.

  • Good luck

  • If it improves your QOL as it did mine - it is well worth it. So glad you saw the EP - makes such a difference doesn't it?

    Hope all goes well for you.

    Best wishes CD

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