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So I'm home recovering now from the hospital , I've had a heart problem since birth and they tried to fix it in May with a heart ablation procedure and it was unsuccessful so they did a double ablation Monday and went through the femoral arteries in both legs putting a hole in the left side of my heart in hopes of curing me. I'm on a blood thinner  xarelto, kinda scary cause it's new but he said I only need it for 30days but would love to know if there's something natural I can use to help my condition. My heart has been going 230bpm down to only 40bpm. I'm def in a lot of pain right now and can't really Espo but I'm staying strong and praying.
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Hi! I'm not really sure about your questions I'm afraid but wanted you to know that I have read your post and we're all here to listen. Hope you find the answers you're looking for and someone is able to help.
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Many of us here, including myself have had the procedure done, so you're certainly not alone.  I know of no natural "blood thinners" that you could try.  I would strongly sugget that you follow your physician's advice and continue on the the xarelto.  This is a broadly prescribed medicine, so it's not like you're trying something experimental.

Your procedure was pretty typical of left sided ablations.  The transseptal puncture used to get access to the left side will heal quickly, and is the primary reason you're on an anti-clotting drugs at the moment.  WPW is a type of SVT known as atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia, or AVRT.  This is a true accessory path type of SVT.  I had a similar condition to yours (WPW) except my conduction path was different.  Mine showed up at 6 years of age when it was clocked in a hospital at 312 beats per minute.  I finally had it fixed as I approached 60; 54 years of it.

As with everyone on here, expect your heart to be jumpy for up to a year.  You may feel what I refer to as "heartache" as the puncture and burns heal.  It's not uncommon to get short runs of SVT, clusters of PVC's, and general jumpiness.  Keep in mind that the accessory path still is present, but it now has a roadblock of scar tissue across it.  Also keep in mind that conductive tissue can heal over the scar, and it could begin to conduct again.

For now, rest up, then get on with a normal life free of that burdensome weight.
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Hi.  The procedure is normally low risk. Your discharge instructions are designed to keep you out of trouble.  They use drugs for a while after ablation to prevent inflammation of the heart, and clotting. You don't say whether you have discussed your pain and reasons for wanting something more natural with your doctor. Follow your instructions,  but if you have pain or other problems promptly contact a doctor for advice.

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Bromley
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Hi. One modification.  Many of the procedures people meet up with here in the heart rhythm community are pretty low risk.  Your risk may be different (ask your doctor). Also,  it is Ok to ask your doctor questions.  Or to question conventional wisdom,  such as following discharge orders if you see something is wrong. To avoid problems though,  the formality of medical orders,  and following them is normally the right thing to do.
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Also, I would not add anything "natural" for pain relief that you have not discussed with your doc.
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