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I have thought long and hard about posting this experience, I am speaking on my daughter's behalf as she now has hypoxic brain injury acquired during a cardiac arrest.
Her presentation to ED was HR 150 bpm, blood pressure was 131/90. She was 13 days post-partum having given birth 13 days before in the same hospital to her son. She is 23 years old and otherwise healthy. She had a persistent cough and was feeling breathless.
After various procedures and treatment lasting 4 hours including IV beta-blockers, IV Magnesium, IV Adenosine, Anaesthesia and Cardioversion she had a cardiac arrest.
This story is about the journey after cardiac arrest and her ablation last year. I am going to post a link here to a detailed blog post covering the ablation process.
I hope it provides insight into the experience of undergoing a modern catheter ablation and I am not promoting any expertise or cardiology knowledge, I just wish to share the life experience of a young lady who was originally diagnosed with a persistent arrhythmia which the hospital thought was Atrial Flutter, it turned out to be AVNRT after further ECG's and her journey led her to a catheter ablation. She has not had any repeat episodes since the ablation.
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