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Well, my ablation is scheduled for 2 weeks from yesterday. So far, here is what I am requesting:
- I am declining versed ("happy juice" before the anesthesia. I don't need something to calm me down, just get straight to the sedation
- I am instructing my doctor to not do the ablation if he discovers the pathway is super close to my AV node (can happen with AVNRT). If there is an increased risk that I will need a pacemaker, I am instructing him to pull out (I'm 16 and my episodes are minor - I'll take SVT over needing a pacemaker for the rest of my life)
- I am requesting monitored anesthesia care (MAC) which is twilight sedation instead of the general anesthesia they always do in pediatric patients. My doctor said he is willing to do that, and (1) it gives a higher chance of them starting the SVT, plus (2) I really hate the idea of general anesthesia so I'd love to avoid it if possible
Any other advice from those of you who have had the procedure? Is there anything I can possibly do to improve my experience that you've learned?
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