AF

I HAVE A HEART DESEASE CALLED HOCUM ALSO SUFFER FROM AF I HAVE BEEN ADMITTED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHERE MY HEART GOES OUT OF CONTROL SOME TIMES TAKING SEVERAL HOURS TO REGULATE MY HEART BEAT I AM HAVU=ING A PROCEDURE CALLED ATRIAL ABLATION THIS IS WHERE ELECTRIC PULSES ARE AIMED AT QAUTERISING THE ATRIAL NODES THAT ARE CAUSING ALOT OF THE PROBLEMS IS THERE ANY ONE ELSE WHO HAS HAD THIS OPERATION

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  • This PROCEDURE (not operation) is very common in UK . I had three before my AF was sorted nine years ago. The four pulmonary veins are usually isolated first as this is quite often where the rogue impulses start but other areas can be ablated. There is an excellent booklet downloadable from AF Association main website which explains it all in great detail. There are various versions of this procedure from pure surgical (normally only done during other heart operations) to Radio Frequency or Cryo ablation using a catheter . All explained in plain English.

    Bob

  • Bob you sound like my ep ..... word for word how he explained it to me .

  • I think Bob has given you clear answer to your question, I had 2 RF ablations, very successful procedure for many, many people.

    If you read through the posts you will find many people post their experiences and thoughts on Ablations.

    If you have any specific thoughts, fears or questions don't hesitate to ask here, there is a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise amongst our posters.

    Best wishes CD

  • You can download our ablation for AF booklet from heartrhythmalliance.org/fil... Or if you would prefer a paper copy, please email with your details to r.harris@heartrhythmalliance.org and I will send it in the post.

    Regards, Rachel - AF Association Patient Services Associate

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