Had my third ablation yesterday. This is my first with Dr Natale @St David’s in Austin.
Everything went well. PVI ablation from 2009 and recent touch up in January were good but not addressing the issues that led me back to my second ablation in the first place.
Dr. Natale addressed isues that included Posterior Wall, Corinary Sinus and LAA as well as a quick extension of the PVI. At one point during the procedure my HR went to 240 bpm (organic). 90 minutes total of burn time.
The usual chest discomfort today due to both the procedure and the extra fluids on board. Gained a little over 3 pounds since yesterday. I think normal is between 3 & 6.Nothing out of the ordinary as they are giving you fluids along with the fluids from the ablating catheter. They used the collagen plugs so my bed time was only 2 hours so I only needed one dose of pain inhibitors. Became coherent in recovery around 3:30 and back to my room by 4:00. Up and walking around by 4:30.
Going back to hotel today and fly home Monday or Tuesday if I can’t get my flight changed.