I had the procedure at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. A consultant was in the theatre, but the procedure was performed by a charming young Man. This was unexpected and I am concerned as it was very painful and it has not worked. They are suggesting a redo in a few months with RF ablation. The good news is that cardioversion was performed and my heartbeat is regular. However, this probably will not last. The nurses and staff at the hospital were lovely.
To try and prevent a fistula a PPI (lansoprazole) has been prescribed, it was given to me on a full stomach. I understood that it should be taken 30 mins before food and that appears to be the case. The Young man said that it makes no difference. How is it best taken to prevent what is usually a fatal complication, can you open up the capsule and have it with something before your main meal?
Any advice welcome.