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Convergent Ablation vs Traditional Ablation


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  • #31
    3 month update. Success? My lifes back to normal. No afib episodes. I have my 3 month post-op follow up @ Duke next week. I'll see it as the real test to whether this was all successful. I tend to go into afib everytime I go to Duke (due to the travel and stress i assume). My moms been in the CCU the past few weeks with heart failure issues due to her HCM, its been really stressful, thought I was going to lose her. My heart has been a steady beat through it all tho.

    At this point I cant believe Emory told me my only option was a "Convergent" heart surgery. That traditional ablation wasnt an option because of my HCM. I feel like they tried to sell me a early stage procedure I didn't need to have simply to get another one under their belt.

    I'm thankful and thank god I got second opinions and found Dr Daulbert @ Duke. I'd have a second ablation done in a heartbeat @ Duke. If this keeps holding hes givin me back my life.


    • #32
      Glad to hear you are feeling well and are happy with your treatment at Duke.

      Have you seen the announcement that these boards will be archived soon and that you should move over to our Facebook support group if you aren't there already?


      • #33
        I don't know much about this procedure, but I do know this: afib ablation success in HCM is substantially lower than it is in other people. That is, HCM patients are more likely to need repeat ablations, and to have shorter periods that are afib-free.