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I had a septal alcohol ablation


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  • I had a septal alcohol ablation

    I have to say I would not be walking this earth without it. It was completely successful for the obstruction but I did not have an arrhythmia problem at all before the procedure. I did end up with an AICD due to having a couple of short v tach episodes in the 2 days after. The procedure itself is not bad , pretty much as it was described to you by others. I opted for the ablation vs the myectomy mostly because of the less invasive and fast recovery factors. I was back at work in 4 weeks and felt great for the first 5 months or so. I know this is not exactly your situation with the afib but I wanted to let you know that both procedure aren't too bad. No one ever knows the outcome beforehand and each decision we make is made on how we are feeling at that point in time. I wish you all the best . Glenda

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    Thanks for posting your story. It is very helpful to hear from those who have 'been there'. Can you please tell us how old you are and what your gadient was prior to the procedure?

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    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)