HCM alcohol septal ablation part 2

(Part 2) This nice lady is going to give you some drugs to help with any pain and to chill you out, if you've never had morphine feels a little weird to start with but don't panic it's fine,, anyway good thing about drugs is that I don't remember any pain or discomfort until they injected the alcohol, they did warn me in advance,, heads up my chest felt tight and yes It wasn't nice but the outcome could be worth the discomfort. Provided there's no problems (mine wasn't) thats it really now time to put your feet up for a couple of days in hospital. You have like a wrist band that they come over and loosen up over a few hours that's where they put the wire thing (not the technical term) apart from random times of the day and night for blood test and blood pressure checks that's it. I'll keep everyone posted on how I feel and how's it going over the couple weeks. If anyone would like a private message bit I will try and answer any questions 


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Thank you for the update

by Gemita - 2023-06-29 07:10:01

PCO W,

thank you so much for letting us know about this procedure to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  I too had to look up the procedure to understand what it entailed and I thought I would include a couple of links in case other members would like to read about this too.  You will need to copy and paste the links into your main general browser to open:-

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/alcohol-septal-ablation

https://www.lhch.nhs.uk/media/5259/alcohol-septal-ablation-for-hocm-patient-information-leaflet-2017.pdf

I am glad the procedure so far has gone well and I truly hope it relieves some of your difficult symptoms.  Will you please come back and let us know how things go?  I send my best wishes for a good recovery and a better quality of life

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