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Six weeks after second ablation

I am on a medical trial which involves a Hybrid ablation with six months between the minimaze and catheter ablation. I attended the hospital for my review today, six weeks after the second procedure.

The Cardiologist outlined what he and the EP had done and explained how closely the lesion set aligns with the Cox Maze IV. His experience of the Cox Maze in open heart surgery is of a 90% success rate after twenty years. The object of the trial was to prove that a similar rate can be achieved by non-invasive hybrid surgery.

He is confident that the procedures have been a success. I can stop the Rivaroxaban and Bisoprolol immediately. I can get slowly get back to proper exercise; I do not have to remain restricted to a HR of less than 130, but no high intensity work for a while. I do not need to keep off alcohol and coffee, just ensure I keep it in moderation. The ectopics I have been experiencing are most likely harmless; I will have to wear a holter monitor for the next 48 hours to check, but there is no cause for concern.

My next appointment is in six months, but this is just to have a TOE to check on the Atriclip on my Left Atrial Appendage; apart from that everything else is fine.

It is now very nearly two years since my symptoms appeared, but it finally appears to be sorted. I am very happy today.

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That sounds fantastic! Continue to recover gently and live your healthiest life!

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Good news.

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excellent news- do let us know how it goes in the future

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Great news!

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Oh, you lucky person! Really pleased for you. Please don't sail off into the sunset now and forget about us here, report back every 3-6 months to let us now how your are. Best wishes.

Jean

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Well done John that's excellent news, enjoy.

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Fantastic news ❤️

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Brilliant John.

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Glad to hear that everything is going well. On Monday I was discharged from the cardiologist's clinic regarding the first part of the ablation which was done two years ago. I see the arrhythmia nurse in January when hopefully I will be discharged from the EP's clinic. I have been in NSR for two years now !

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Great news John. Might not see you at the patient support group so often now then. Enjoy your "freedom".

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Thanks, I think i will be there for the next one. Looking forward to this weekend for a ride without performance reducing drugs.

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Awesome news

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