It’s perfectly natural to have second thoughts and doubts leading up to your ablation, especially if your heart is perfectly calm and normal the days and weeks leading up to your ablation, but whatever you do, don’t cancel your ablation!
Over the holidays I received my bill for the latest emergency electrical cardioversion I had. I was expecting a large bill but not this large! If you had to guess, what do you think it would cost to spend 2 hours in the ER to have an electrical cardioversion done? The answer will shock you!
Prior to my most recent cardioversion, it had been over eight years since I last had one. As a result, I was a bit rusty preparing for it. For my own sake, and for the sake of others who face a cardioversion, I thought I would put together some information on cardioversions and tips on how to prepare for one.
Since I went into atrial flutter on Wednesday, November 23rd, and the subsequent fifth cardioversion I had on Saturday, November 26th to get back into normal sinus rhythm, I have had an appointment with my local EP and my second ablation has been officially scheduled.
This blog post begins where my previous post left off. It was Saturday morning, November 26th. I had been in atrial flutter for almost 72 hours straight. My resting heart rate was anywhere between 110 – 145 beats per minute over that time. I was heading to the ER for my fifth cardioversion.