Sunday 26 January 2014

Next Ablation !

So on Wednesday the 22nd of January I went into hospital for my next ablation were it started with blood, an achievement in its self, because My veins are terrible after 2 nurses trying with no success I was then took round to the lab were the cardiologist tried to put a venflon  in my arm for sedation and medication which was unsuccessful and after a few attempts gave up, So had to stay awake while he started the procedure which was awful :( but luckily they gave me the medication through my groin once they had gained access. This procedure was more painful than the last one as they used bigger catheters and special computers and after 3 and a half hours I was told the procedure was unsuccessful  and was also diagnosed with the condition Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia. I was discharged and giving new tablets called Ivabradine to control my heart rhythm.
My New Medication !

Recovering From this ablation was harder and found it difficult to come to terms with  been diagnosed with such a horrible condition. I spent the first few days crying and been upset but the support off my friends and family have been amazing and want to do everything possible to help others cope with this condition. I am on day 3 of these new tablets and things are going ok so far.
A Get well card off my special friends.

More Gifts from my friends :)

High 5 to my cat Tinkerbell the day after ablation , someone had the friday feeling:)

Been diagnosed with Atrial Tachycardia

Aloha !!!I want to start from the beginning ! So after returning home from honeymoon after a week in sunny lanzarote in June 2012 I collapsed and was diagnosed with a heart rhythm disorder called Supraventricular Tachycardia  (svt) I was giving beta blockers and referred to a cardiologist.My first time meeting my cardiologist I was giving an ECG and a scan of my heart were it was confirmed my heart rate was abnormally high, I was giving a 24 hour heart monitor to wear which confirmed my heart rate was always fast even when sleeping, but showed no abnormal rhythms. After collapsing numerous times and trying lots of different medication I was put on the waiting list for a Electrophysiological (EP) study were it was discovered I had  Atrial Tachycardia and my cardiologist carried out an Ablation which was only partially successful due to discovering my heart had a 2nd irregular pathway which was close to a nerve and was told it was to dangerous at this point. I was discharged and giving a new medication called Calcium Chanel Blockers to control my heart rhythm, 3 Months later I collapsed again and was admitted to hospital  with low blood pressure and my heart rate been abnormally high I was giving intravenous antibiotics and was giving medication to slow my heart rate down I was then placed on the waiting list again for another ablation.

This Picture was From our Honeymoon Before I collapsed.

Me Before my First Ablation