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His Ablation + CRTP implant


Ablation + CRTP implant

Well here goes folks, following my ablation/CRTP one week ago all is well - thankfully!!! Prior to the procedure my EP did advise me he would go through the ablation via the shoulder, if not successful would go through the groin. Was good to hear via the shoulder. Must say Sam (my EP) at Manchester made the procedure go very well, I was totally relaxed listening to classical music. Of course very drowsy through it all, couldn't feel much of what was going on at the LHS. So such a relief to hear no need to go through the groin - shows it can be done!! Also that His Ablation + CRTP implant can be sucessful as a dual procedure, many thanks to 'Sam my man'.

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Delighted to hear everything is going well - long may it continue!

Sounds like very good news! CRTP doesn't appear on the list of abbreviations here: healthunlocked.com/afassoci.... What is that please?

migmog in reply to momist

Cardiac Resynchronisation

Therapy pacemaker (CRT-P) or

de brillator (CRT-D)

Aftercare information for patients

This leaflet tells you what to expect after having a CRT pacemaker or de brillator implanted. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the doctors or cardiac physiologists caring for you.

What is the difference between a CRT pacemaker and a CRT de brillator?

A CRT pacemaker

• Improves and tunes the heart’s contractions for more ef ciency

• Helps the heart to beat in a regular rhythm, using wires to connect the device to your heart • Runs the heart all of the time, regardless of your heart rate. We can change the settings

during follow-up appointments if needed,

A de brillator

• Is for patients with fast irregular heartbeats. It prevents the effective contraction of the heart, which can lead to a life-threatening condition. If this happens, the de brillator will pace or shock the heart back into a normal rhythm,

• Helps the heart to beat in a regular rhythm, using wires to connect the device to your hear.

Pacemaker (CRT-P)

How does a CRT pacemaker help my heart?

It treats heart failure or a part of the heart that is not working very well. It makes the walls of the left ventricle (the main heart pumping chamber) contract and squeeze at the same time, and supports the heart to pump blood around the body better.

Before you leave the clinic, we set the CRT so it works best for your heart condition.

Will I feel different?

In general, you should not notice the CRT working. If you had a very slow heart rhythm before the implant, you may notice your heart beating faster now. If you had fast palpitations before the implant, these might continue as the device does not usually stop your heart rate from getting faster. If this happens a lot, it can usually be treated with medicine.

After a CRT implant, a few patients are sensitive to the device. This is known as diaphragmatic twitching, or hiccuping. This can usually be corrected by resetting the pacemaker.

momist in reply to migmog

Wow - an internal cardioversion device! The pacemaker idea I'm familiar with, just not those acronyms. Thanks!

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