2 more shocks
I received 2 shocks from my ICD this Monday late afternoon. I felt my heart go fast, which it's been doing, and then, whammo! I called my EP in tears (I have his personal cell phone #), and he told me to call 911 and get down on the floor. I went downstairs and waited for EMS to arrive. The interrogation at my local 'community' hospital (they have an older unit than I have for sending info) showed I had 2 vfib events. I was eventually transferred by ambulance to a larger hospital's ICU and had an emergency ablation the following day. The mapping identified the areas, but my EP was unable to ablate/get to the area due to risks involved. i was set up for an ablation Oct 8, and he has been in the middle of fighting with the insurance company with denial of a CT. He has referred me to a largerUniversity hospital and I will see an EP a week from Monday. He spent at least an hour on the phone with Medtronic tech making further adjustments, hopefully to pace me out of the arrhythmias before I'm shocked. He also told me it's extremely unusual to have ventricular arrhythmias coming from both ventricles. Lucky me....
You know you're wired when...
You are always wired and full of energy.
At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!