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  • Alcohol ablation


    Are there any folks out there that have had alcohol ablation done for more than a year? If so, could you let me know how you have done or how you are currently doing?


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    Re: Alcohol ablation

    I am 20 years old and I had my first alcohol septal ablation in April of 2003, then had a second one 3 months later. I am doing quite well and have a new grip on life. I would like to let you know more but i am late for class. I will write more later.
    Although being diagnosed with HCM was the end of the world for me, it has opened up a beautiful new world for me too. \"To thine ownself be true.\" ~Polonius


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      Re: Alcohol ablation

      Hi Paula,

      I had my Ablation done Jan.2003 @ MUSC in Charleston S.C. I was an amazing and life changing event. I was to the point of giving up. I have since lost 70 lbs and walk 2 or 3 miles a day 4 or 5 days a week.
      Thats not to say it was perfect. I still have regular PVC's and recently I have begun to have near syncopy spells and a small gradient. But as to how I feel???? Fantastic!!!!
      Who knows what the future holds for me. Im going to talk to an electro doctor about an ICD.

      The BEST is yet to come !!


      • #4
        Re: Alcohol ablation

        hi i had my ablation feb. 2001 felt ok for a little while but now the dizzyness and pass out feeling is starting to come back i had quite a thickned muscle at that time and now wonder if i should have had a myectomy instead i will see dr lever in the spring to review my options again but good luck to you it works for some it was also quite new when i received it i think i was #54 back then and iam sure they have improved it again good luck


        • #5
          almost 5 years post ablation

          I had my ablation done in Houston almost 5 years ago. I'm feeling great, I do several aerobics classes every week and feel 100% better than I did. I'm now 49. My resting gradient prior to my procedure was 100. It's now below 20 and holding....At the time, Dr. William Spencer was the main US doctor doing ablations. I would recommend him without hesitation. He is now in Charleston, SC.


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