Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:34 AM
Do you have any experience with stents? My sister has one and she said it hurt like crazy to have it put in but that other people she knows had no problem.
Posted 19 January 2010 - 02:40 PM
I did not have any pain from the procedure. Just a little discomfort. I also had to have an ablation, which was performed a couple of days later.
Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:19 AM
I am glad you didn't experience pain with the insertion of the stent. It is reassuring. What is an ablation?
Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:35 AM
A cardiac ablation is when they go into the heart and kill select tissue using high heat from a radio frequency source. the tissue that they target are electrical points of the heart's electrical system. This is normally performed due to some type of arrhythmia, such as atrial fibrillation or rhythm. I had one done a couple of years ago and it was probably the most unpleasant thing I've ever had done and then it didn't work so the pain was not worth it!
I've never had stents, but a friend has had one and she said it was a no brainer and didn't hurt at all. Good luck tomorrow. We'll be thinking of you.
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:58 AM
Posted 20 January 2010 - 02:41 PM
I hope your procedure is over and done with quickly and that you feel nothing at all/not even a little discomfort....we'll be thinking about you and waiting to hear back.
Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:07 AM
Thanks to all who replied. The mystery now is what is causing the shortness of breath. The next issue is for another post.