“My symptoms were an extremely fast heart rate (141 beats per minute) which made it very difficult for me to walk any distance without having to stop several times to get my breath. I was unable to do every day things like, vacuuming and housework. I was unable to go shopping.
My treatment for my condition – atrial flutter – involved an overnight stay in hospital. l had a general anaesthetic and was in theatre for about 1½ hours.
Once over the effects of the anaesthetic l felt so much better, in fact l couldn’t believe how much better l felt immediately. l am so glad l had the procedure, l am able to work and do daily tasks without any problems or breathlessness.
I would like to say a great big thank you to Michelle Peart, practice manager of the Birmingham Heart Rhythm Group who was so kind and helpful.
I was really worried about the procedure and she helped me with any queries. THANK YOU MICHELLE.”
Click here to see our Patient Information Sheet on Catheter Ablation for Atrial Flutter, one of the main heart rhythm problems we treat with catheter ablation procedures.
If you or someone you know is suffering from the symptoms that Lynn mentions, please contact us, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are unable to respond to queries regarding personal medical advice for patients. For this please make an appointment to come and talk to one of us directly by calling: 0121 446 1825.