Cryo ablation tomorrow at 8AM
For the first time for PAF. I am freaking out. Horrible thoughts of post procedure stroke and phrenic nerve palsy are occupying my mind all day. My heart has been suspiciously calm lately.
Probably this will be to late for your procedure today - I had Cryoablation last Monday and like you was absolutely terrified every possible risk was flagging up in my mind believe me !!! Once I was in the lab and under the wonderful care of the team they just 'took me over' it was so smooth dare I say comfortable and so supremely professional yet they still remembered there was a human being under their care - to go back to the ward in NSR was bliss - best of luck Cathy X
Thank you Cathy.
All over now? Freaking time past, a sense of calm hopefully and a feeling of that wasn't so bad after all. Lets hope for onwards and upwards....
WAiting to get registered for the ablation. 😀Maybe in the next 2 hours. Thanks for the cheers.
Well done you. Rest and be well.
Good luck and remember to rest as much as possible afterwards.
Thank you everyone I will check back soon.
I've iv ports are now setup in both arms veins. The urinal catheter was inserted (so undignifying and painful but for the best). Now I am just waiting for my turn
A urinal catheter? I don't think I had one of those at my first ablation?? I am due a PVI soon and have exactly the same fears as you. Except the phrenic nerve palsy.. I didn't know that risk so will add that to my list of obsessive fears lol. I am so hoping that your ablation works for you and you have a better quality of life. I pray for this for myself and all of us too xx
Thank you. Since they pump saline during the procedure it would be imossible for a person to go to bathroom during the 3 hrs ablation. How long did your first ablation work ?
Oh gosh. I definitely didn't have a catheter the first time and mine lasted for almost 5 hours. But it wasn't a PVI or am ablation for AF so maybe it was a bit different. Mine didn't work which is why I am having the more invasive one this time. Keep us posted. And hope the nerves have settled and you are feeling good
Hope it's done by now and all is well! The waiting is the hardest isn't it!
Thank you all so very much for your word of support. Doctors have finished the PVI cryo ablation. The EP said it went well. It all took two hours. I am in recovery room. I do feel moderate dull pain in the chest when breathing too deep. They said it is not unusual and will go away soon. I asked if they damaged phrenic nerve but they think not but Even they did EP said it woul be asymptomatic in most cases and would return to normal in a short time . I think I just got an ectopic beat. I also hope not to develop pulmonary vein stenosis in the near future however rare it is. Let's the 3 month of healing begin. I hope to go back to the world tomorrow. I will post on the progress. I wish all the braves ones out there all the best in their fight against AF. Please free to ask me any question.
Good morning Alex hope you had a reasonably comfortable night? My chest felt stiff and sore for a few days but it did ease quite quickly - I was euphoric for first few days after my Cryoablation last week although very tired - I'm now getting some 'bouncing' and what feels like short runs of AF - but I'm assured this is all par for the course. But I can't stress enough relax relax relax - kind regards Cathy
How you doing these days. I’m new to this forum, and had af 4 times in the last 2 years. I’m 39 years old, started at 391 lbs 2 years ago, now 310 lbs. should I get an ablation? In the last week, I had gone into afib 2 times. Previously 1 time each year. I am still working hard to attain my 230 lbs goal over 1 more year. It’s just a very hard life to live with being in doubt all the time I go away from home. Sorry for the lengthy detail, hope your doing well. I live in California.
This is my day 2 after the cryoablation, that lasted about 2 hrs. It seems that chest discomfort/pain is now gone. It feels like before the procedure. I have been having a little bit of a headache and sore throat in the past 2 days. Tylenol seems to help. I hope they did not damage phrenic nerve. I was told it happens sometimes but most people have no symptoms and recover within a year. Other 2 risks were less common: Pulmonary vein stenosis (can show up in a year and harder to treat), esaphogeal injury (fistula) is very rare but can only be treated with emergency surgery to have a chance of survival. Interestingly the mild damage to esophageal wall is not that uncommon and often goes unnoticed and heals on its own. I took Tylenol and it helped. Since ablation I noticed a few ectopic heart beats during the day and at night but nothing to be alarmed of. I was told that this would be expected. I am back on Xarelto 20mg for the next 3 month. I was told to stop taking Bisoprolol and Flecanide.
I will keep you posetd soon.
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