Editor’s Note: Robert was the original owner of this blog. He sold this site to me in 2013. He recently had an ablation to treat his atrial fibrillation and was kind enough to write a blog post about his experience. This is his story. I wish him well and I wish him many years of NSR! A Little Background I was diagnosed with afib in 2008. I was given a prescription (Cardizem CD), advised to take a baby aspirin, and […]
This picture was taken of me and my dad in November 2014 – just a couple days before I left to meet with Dr. Natale for my initial consultation for my ablation. He looked pretty good in this picture but I had no idea how sick he really was. He would be admitted to the ICU on Saturday morning, June 27, 2015, and would die the following Sunday evening. He would have total right side heart failure, liver failure, kidney […]
Afib kept interfering with Paul Silver’s life. He is a symphony musician in Pittsburgh, PA who often had to travel. He had episodes on flights–scary! He received a catheter ablation (called a PVI in the article) and it was a great success. Today, Paul feels like a completely different person. “I haven’t had any episodes of atrial fibrillation since I had my PVI. The odds are very high that I won’t have a recurrence of arrhythmias. That has given me […]
Danny Abramowicz, retired NFL player, is now AF free after his second catheter ablation, which was performed at the Loyola University Medical Center. Abramowicz once played both for the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers. It’s far more common to need two catheter ablations to correct afib than it is to see an end to arrhythmia after a simple, single procedure. It’s still a great success story to hear about, no matter how many procedures it took.