I was really hoping someone could answer a question for me. I'm a 30 year old, highly active female. Two months ago I had a cardiac catheter ablation performed (incisions made on both legs in the groin region) for right ventricular outflow tract premature ventricular contraction (RVOT PVC). My procedure was deemed a success and I have been able to continue my very active lifestyle with no problems. I have been prescribed to take one 325 mg Aspirin a day for three months to prevent blood clots. In almost a month's time I have planned to scuba dive in a 3.3 m tank. I have dived several times before in open water at much greater depths and I absolutely loved it. My doctor has cleared me to proceed with the dive, but my dive company has some concerns. Should this dive be okay for me, considering my recent procedure? Or should I sit this one out? Thank you.
What is their primary concern; a possible embolism? I'm not a professional, but I can't imagine that a 3.3 meter tank would pose any risk at all. It's good they're looking out for your safety, but I think their concerns are unnecessary, especially as far out from your procedure as you are.
Interestingly, I received no instructions for an aspirin regeime following my ablation other than watch for tingling or cold legs. I did receive an unspecified amount of Heparin during the procedure, but that anti-coagulant is quickly metabolized and is gone within a day.
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