Adventures (and Misadventures) in Getting a Cardiac Ablation
Going to the hospital is a big event. It doesn’t matter whether you’re there for surgery, a clinic visit, or in my case, preparing for the electrophysiology study with possible ablation. There’s always something to prepare, anxiety to deal with and a bit of the unknown. Will everything turn out okay? Will the cardiologist be…
Ready to zap those problem heart cells: Getting on with my ablation
After sitting on the fence for far too long, I’m getting the test done to treat my exercise-induced palpitations. The technical term for the test is cardiac electrophysiology study with the possibility of an ablation. Quite a mouthful, that probably doesn’t mean much to anyone (apart from the cardiac team). The test requires the cardiologist…
Is there strength in being vulnerable?
The other week I saw a cardiologist who specializes in the electrical pacing of the heart (this keeps the heart beating or if not working well, leads to irregular heartbeats and palpitations). I saw him as my palpitations with exercise had been re-emerging. This happened even though I was taking my beta blocker meant to…