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    Well, I've decided to have an ablation done since my AFIB has been increasingly happening more often. I'm scheduled for March 10 at Tufts in Boston. I'm both anxious and nervous...
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Good luck Cynthia. I hope it works for you.
    Daughter of Father with HCM
    Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
    Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
    ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
    Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.


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      Good Luck Cynthia, keep us posted if you can on your outcome

      Diagnosed 2003
      Myectomy 2-23-2004
      Husband: Ken
      Son: John diagnosed 2004
      Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

      Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9


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        All the best. Do let us know how it goes for you. We are all pulling for you.


        God Squad co-moderator
        Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness


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          Cynthia- Hope this brings you years of relief!
          Diagnosed @ 48
          Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
          Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
          AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
          After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
          Quietly going insane . . .


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            Cynthia, are you having a septal alcohol ablation to thin down your septum or an ablation to try and stop the arrythmia? Please let me know because I am considering a septal alcohol ablation due to many fainting spells (and arrythmias) myself. This disease is getting out of hand these days. Sure wish I lived up north somewhere with the good medical centers.


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              She is having an RF ablation for the arrythmia.

              Cynthia my best to you... I believe you are in excellent hands and you are also confident of those who have helped you reach this decision. In your situation it has become necessary to try this procedure. Here's hoping they can successfully ablate the little buggers that are giving you trouble.

              Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
              Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
              Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
              SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
              [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
              Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
              Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
              Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin


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                I'm sure it wasn't an easy decision. Keep us posted as to how you're doing.

                Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.


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                  THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT! I could not have endured these past 6 years without the support and advice of everyone on this wonderful board. Kathryn, to answer your question....it is an ablation to (hopefully) fix the arrythmias.
                  \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

                  Ralph Waldo Emerson


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                    As you know, I am almost four years-free of afibs after three rf ablations. May your decision have as good an outcome as mine did. Keep us posted; and, you can PM me anytime you wish.


                    Diagnosed 1996, Myectomy Aug. 2000, 3 Radio-frequency ablations for a-fibs 2003-2005.


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                      Cynthia, good luck today! I hope all goes well.
                      Diagnosed (w/obstruction) 2003 at 39
                      Alcohol Septal Ablation Feb. 2006
                      Myectomy April 2007 Cleveland
                      Pacemaker dependent (no ICD)
                      Thankful and doing fine