Hi everyone, wasn’t sure about writing my update on my ablation Tues gone, it was terrifying. The following are my discharge summary.
Then procedure was complicated by
1, a profound vasovagal episode requiring atropine and RV pacing.
2, severe pain during procedure
3, agitation causing ablation kit to move during procedure - 30 min continuous Echo surveillance ensured no pericardia effusion.
The ablation partially completed.
During the 2 hour event I was vomiting, to I fell unconscious for a few minutes were my heart and blood pressure dropped dramatically. I was wide awake even though they kept upping the sedation, the pain on my right side was the reason I fell unconscious, I came around with a doctor kneading the middle of my chest very heavily.
I don’t know what went wrong as with all the articles was expecting an easy fairly pain free procedure. The cardiologist explained they could only do 2 out of the 4 and will have to have it again but they will go through a different route, hopefully GA and was I aware of being unconscious, err no.
Since tues I cannot sleep, have had to panic attacks that my own doctor this morning has prescribed a week’s diazepam hoping it will calm me down.
What an earth went wrong, has anyone else experienced this under sedation .
My discharge summary did say it was a AF ablation -complicated