Cardiac Ablation

By clarkrnd Latest Reply 2011-05-09 23:46:03 -0500
Started 2011-05-03 12:10:15 -0500

Has anyone had this procedure done and wa there any effects afterwards. I had this procedure done 3 months ago because I could not tolerate any of the meds for A-fib ( I previously had a massive MI and my ejection fraction was 18%). Last month I was driving to work and the next thing I knew, The paramedics were at the car telling me I passed out, crossed the centerline and went through two ditches. I did not feel faint hot or nauseated like I was going to pass out, I can't even remember because I lost consciousness. I have since passed out two more times however the heart monitor didn't catch it. I was just wondering if anyone else has had episodes of pasing out since this procedure. My EP doctor is a bit baffled and I am getting frustrated.

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creolady 2011-05-03 17:14:07 -0500 Report

Yes I've had it done 2x's. The 1x's wasn't very successful, the 2nd was more successful in so far as my heart rhythm being more normal, during the 2nd procedure the doctor's found that I had WPW. The problems that I had after the ablations were that my migraine headaches got worst and were more frequent. Also on several occassions I've passed out to, but I felt it coming on my heart felt like it quivered insted of beating. I've had my ablations done in 2005, and because I have WPW it's a strong possibility I'll have to undergo the ablation again. I've also noticed that while execising I can't do high impact exercise like aerobics because I will pass out for sure. I hope I've been of some assistance.

HeartHawk 2011-05-09 23:46:03 -0500 Report


Hmmm, Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (WPW) sounds like ablation would be a useful treatmnet to interupt a known cause of WPW such as the electrical path called the "bundle of Kent."

I am curious about hte migraines (given that used to get terrrible ones which curiously have migrated from my head to my stomach of all places). What do your docs think the cause is?