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May 13, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 9
By the way, Ruben, were you awake for this or under anesthesia during the procedure? I'm pretty sure if you were fully conscience at the time, you would have known in some way if you were experiencing AFib. Also, other than the assumed dose of Heparin administered during the procedure, did they give you any kind of drugs to take until you are seen in a...
May 13, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 9
"Catheters cannot puncture the atrial septum wall by themselves..." Very good! But I was using general terms. I'm curious, what makes you think it was AF or AT? A good EP who finds an accessory path SVT (like WPW) on the right side will also map the left side as well.
May 13, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 56
Please read my post directly above. What you're experiencing is vey normal.
May 13, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 9
I too had left sided AVRT, or Type A Pre-Excitation with orthodromic conduction. There was no A-fib present. Most of the AVRT's occur on the left sided, and of course the way to get there is by a transseptal puncture. The catheter literally pierces the septal wall of the atria. The primary concern from this procedure is clotting. Heparin is often ad...
May 11, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 3
Yes, PAC's. They don't hit as hard as PVC's. I've had this happen on occasion if I'm really fatigued, or if I haven't gotten enough sleep for a few days in a row and try to push it a little to hard. It's sort of like a loping, or galloping beat. I've come to realize that its my old body telling me to BACK OFF!
May 11, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 5
Did they check for Lyme disease? You can pick up ticks just working in the garden. Darn things are a scourge.....
May 11, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 9
Congratulations on getting your life back. Did they say if the procedure was successful? I was back to work in a couple of days, and began some very light workouts by day nine with skates on and my son slowly pacing me. Within a month, I was back into it pretty good, and within 8 weeks, I was back 100%. There's nothing preventing you from doing some ...
May 08, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 17
Have tried any other beta blockers besides Propranolol? Physicians sometimes have a go-to drug perhaps because they've been using it for so long and are not familiar with perhaps more modern drugs. Propranolol, aka. Inderal has been around for a very long time. Because of it's non-selectivity, it is used for a number of treatments other that card...
May 07, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 17
Are you taking 10mg. of Propranolol per DAY?.... Look..I'm certainly not a physician, but I'm pretty sure that's like a starting dose. You have a lot of room to play with if you wanted to stay on that particular BB. There's a myriad of drugs you can also try at different levels. Personally, I'd be more concerned about the high nu...
May 07, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 17
Doing some figuring first, and I hope this is right: So at an average of 72 bpm you have approximately 104,000 beats (QRS complexes) per day. If you're awake for 18 hours a day, you're experiencing roughly 78,000 beats while awake. If your physician says 18% of them are accompanied by a PVC, that would be roughly 14,000 PVC's per day or abou...