Angiogram

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HI I have ventricular tacchycardia but my problem in in the right hand chamber of the heart so cannot be ablated. I have lived with this for over 5 years and its not caused me too many problems. But just lately it seems to be an issue. Ive just had another ECG showing non specific T wave abnormality and my GP wants me to have another angiogram. My last one was not a good experience and I am really anxious over this. Has anyone else had anything similar?

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    This may or may not be helpful, free stork, as I had my angiogram in the USA but I found the experience pain free and stress free.  Nothing nasty happened, I was gowned and taken to the small theatre room, my right groin area painted with that orange antiseptic, then given medazolam (not sure how you spell that!).  I was told it was to relax me.  I don't remember any of the proceedings after that so must have gone to sleep!  A night in hospital followed, all in all a pleasant experience if you can call any hospital procedure pleasant.  The only after effect was tiredness.  I do hope your experience is a good one.  What happened during your previous one?
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      Hi Pam thanks for your reply. During my first angiogram the consultant wouldn't give me anything to calm my nerves and during the procedure my heart rate plummeted and I had to given adrenalin to raise it again. So I am very anxious about having this procedure again.

      Debs

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      Hmm ...  It seems that the Americans have the edge here, doesn't it?  I reckon if you have had a bad experience in the past you have an absolute right to ask for a sedative.  Why not?  It doesn't seem reasonable to withhold it.  Go for it, free stork, stick to your guns.  I presume your consultant knows the problems you had the previous time?  
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      Thanks Pam it was about 5 yrs ago my last one, but when I get my appt through I will make it clear thats what I want.

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      Debs

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