A belated thank you from new(ish) member

A short note from my hospital bed just short of 12 hours following my first Cather Ablation. The Forum has been a great help over the last couple of weeks having been in and out of Coronary Care.

It's been a long year. Three CCU admissions, four successful pill in the pockets (flecanide) despite being maxed out on Veramipil. But one 9 hour AF at 180 BPM and unsuccessful cardioversion led my to take up offer of a cancelled slot. The Cardiologist who performed procedure also corrected a possible problem with atrial flutter "whilst we were in there". So fingers crossed.

My dad died unannounced with a MI at 45, so the docs have always lent me their ear when chest problems occur but thanks for making me a more informed patient !


6 Replies

  • My dad did the same although in his sixties, just keeled over, that was it. I think it was a cardiac arrest, his ticker just stopped.

    Hope your procedure works well, mine did, so as you say fingers crossed.


  • Hope it goes well for you.

  • Well done for having the ablation - hope you find it successful and good luck with the recovery process :o)

  • It's nice to hear from you Ian and thank you for saying the forum has been a great help to you at your time of need. That's certainly what it's here for.

    Any questions you need help with after your ablation and leaving hospital, then fire away and we'll all do our best to help in any way we can.

    Best wishes for a good recovery.


  • Well done so far. Now make sure you rest and do nothing for at least two weeks.

  • Pleased you have had your procedure. Rest rest and rest some more so your heart heals more quickly. Sorry to hear about your dad. It clearly is on your mind but glad you have supportive caring medics who take all of this into account. Take care.

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