Does anyone have experience of ablation treatment, particularly after cardiac arrests?
I had a cardiac arrest out of the blue on 3 April (I'm 29 and was healthy). 3 week stay in hospital included loads of tests. All inconclusive and so i had an ICD fitted on 20 April (shocking and pacing).
I've since been at home recovering, but had some dizzy spells earlier this week, so my post implantation check up was brought forward to yesterday.
They found ongoing arrhythmia and some worrying episodes on various days. And most worryingly, I actually had another cardiac arrest on 5 may. I apparently must have lost consciousness in my sleep and s so didn't feel the arrest or the successful (thank god) shock therapy. Good ICD is working well , scary it is working so hard. I now have the monitoring box at home so the medics will pick up such activity sooner and they've doubled my betablocker dosage
Consultants yesterday advised that this level of arrhythmia and frequency of cardiac arrest "wasn't sustainable" (frightening!) So they are going to try some investigation and ablation.
Does anyone have experience of this? Particularly hoping there is someone who can tell me it sorted out their arrythmia and meant no more cardiac arrests? I just felt the tone of the consultants yesterday was more like we need to try this, rather than we think this is going to sort it, but I may be projecting.
I am feeling pretty low and scared today.
I really wanted the check up to be 'you've recovered remarkably well because you are so young and fit, and everything is now functioning normally. There is nothing that suggests you will have a second cardiac arrest, just keep in the icd as a safety net" but that wasn't to be.
Sorry to rant/ramble. Thanks in advance for any advice