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NFT: Heart Ablation Procedure

LTPS5611 : 6/7/2021 12:54 pm
Wanted to know if anyone had the procedure and experience. I'm setup to go in tomorrow. There is no other place to get honest and/or nonsense feedback as here. Really not looking forward to having to keep my leg still for a few hours. Did that for a test before my brain surgery 22 yrs ago.
For what it's worth  
The Jake : 6/7/2021 1:16 pm : link
my dad had it done and while it's no fun, it was effective for his a-fib.

You'll also have some soreness around where the catheter goes in, but it sounds like you knew that already.

Good luck!
My Mother In Law Has Had 4 Ablation Surgeries For A Fib  
Trainmaster : 6/7/2021 1:20 pm : link
She's in her mid 80s.

She was had no A Fib post surgery for almost 12 months, then it returned.

Sometimes it's either really hard to pinpoint the exact location causing the A Fib or it's in multiple locations.

The worse surgery she had was to remove the "Watchman"? When in through both sides of her rib cage. Very painful.

The other 3 ablations weren't too bad.

Good luck!
A fib or A flutter  
BocaGene : 6/7/2021 1:25 pm : link
If it is for A flutter, outcomes are better than A fib.
Had it done in  
Bleedin Blue : 6/7/2021 1:26 pm : link
February, it was my 2nd with a few cardioversions in between. It’s not a bad procedure; there’s two kinds of ablation procedures. There is a cryo type and a heat type. My doctor used the cryo for the two that I’ve had.
It’s a quick recovery, virtually painless, just hope they isolate the area in need and it takes.
Good Luck to you!!!!
Good luck  
Sec 103 : 6/7/2021 1:28 pm : link
Have had 4 cardioversions thus far I stayed away, but I fear its inevitable....
My aunt just had it  
DC Gmen Fan : 6/7/2021 1:28 pm : link
says wasn't too bad - a bit sore in the chest where they ablated but beats the AFib. Goodluck!
Had it  
Fish : 6/7/2021 1:32 pm : link
Not horrible. Bottom line you most likely won't have to deal with afib or aflutter again. Where are you having it done?
Good luck tomorrow  
montanagiant : 6/7/2021 1:47 pm : link
I have it scheduled for July 1st
RE: A fib or A flutter  
montanagiant : 6/7/2021 1:48 pm : link
In comment 15281626 BocaGene said:
If it is for A flutter, outcomes are better than A fib.

My A-Fib converted to A-Flutter after they did the Cardioversion.
I personal had two ablation procedures  
Gjfro : 6/7/2021 2:04 pm : link
the last one being almost ten years ago. I had afib and the first procedure didnt work. I had the second one almost ten years ago and haven't had afib since (knock on wood). I personally had no issues with either procedure and the recovery was quick...good luck to you
Had it done last December  
MattyKid : 6/7/2021 2:05 pm : link
3-4 hours. Slight tenderness in groin for a day or so. Minimal throat discomfort. Expect up to 5 months to be completely healed. You may still get flutters from time to time but it's normal. You should be fine and to live life with AFib really sucks. Glad you're getting it done
A Fib  
LTPS5611 : 6/7/2021 2:05 pm : link
I'm 43, which the dr's said I'm young, but want to try to get to it before it becomes a bigger issue. Did the TEE test last month. Have no clue of family history since I was adopted form Colombia in '78. Positive I found out I have a terrible aspirin allergy. I'm having it at Newark Beth Israel.
Never had such a procedure  
Giant John : 6/7/2021 2:07 pm : link
And hope I never need it. Good luck to you and pray all turns out well.
Good luck  
Chris in San Diego : 6/7/2021 2:47 pm : link
LTPS....and speedy recovery!
I used to do these  
Bob from Massachusetts : 6/7/2021 5:22 pm : link
like probably over 100. It sounds like this one is indeed for a fib; there are several other arrhythmias this is done for.

Success is pretty good if you have the "paroxysmal" form (comes and goes spontaneously), a little less good if you have the persistent form. Ironically I also have been a candidate for the procedure but have elected not to do it for reasons too complicated to explain here.

The risk is very low, but not zero. Newark-Beth Israel should be a pretty good place for it. Good luck!!
had my 1st one 15 years ago  
bobc : 6/8/2021 10:56 am : link
And the results were fantastic. Gave me my life back. Then about 6 months ago i started getting the same problems coming back. Had it done again and all is good in life again. I was amazed at how much the procedure has advanced. My first one recovery was a little longer and i was watched closely after the procedure. It took hours to perform. After my last one i was sent home within 4 hours of me arriving at the hospital. It was a snap and really felt no after effects. Good Luck.
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