Atrial Fibrillation – Me Being Cardioverted

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Nicole Slack says:

Thank you for sharing this! My nursing students will appreciate the real
life example and so will their patients should they need this done!?

Yvonne Reilly says:

Hopefully they can give you a pacemaker. ….?

MsAnukis says:

Thank you for posting this video. I recently graduated with my BSN and am
hoping to take the NCLEX soon to become a Registered Nurse. I don’t know
that I will go into a cardiac area however this video has helped me study
for the cardiac portion! I am a visual learner and seeing the procedure
while learning about it has really helped the content stick. I am glad to
hear the ablation helped you so much! I wish you only the best! God bless.?

Matthew Troha says:

I am on my 10th cardioversion coming up in January 2015. This video helps
to show what they do. I did bite through my mouthguard once. I am surprised
they let you tape it. Had the ablation done in May 2014 but now back in a
flutter. Hopefully the next one helps.?

milana myatovich - plucinski says:

Thank you for sharing. I had this done but was curious exactly how the body
reacts. I asked the Dr. if I
Would really come up off the table like on TV shows. He laughed and said
not to worry that they wouldn’t let me hit the ceiling.We all had a good
laugh. It was over before I knew it.?

jonathan pruitt says:

I had this done also. It fixed my problem so far. It’s been one year. I was
so scared I won’t lie. But it was fairly painless I had two burns on my
chest and back but I was out of the hospital 2 days later. ?

Kaspar Long says:

having this done on 11-20-14, been in afib since 10-17, caused me to throw
a blood clot which went into my left leg,, two days in ICU to dissolve,,
and now just waiting to be on thinners for a month before doing the cardio
version to be sure I don’t toss another clot,, this was very helpful to
know exactly how it goes.. I want mine videoed too?

Gholamreza Baqeri says:

Many thanks for sharing.?

PTTurboe says:

Are you still AFib free since 2007?

Brave video!?

Tammy Here says:

had this procedure 4 times so far and am in a fib now again and last 2
times they shocked my heart i woke up in the middle of it sitting up
screaming and last time was burned on my chest and back. hate to go through
it again, but will again now. good luck ;)?

Lynda Floyd says:

I have this problem too and it’s become more evident within the past couple
of years. My doctor performed an EKG sonogram last year and diagnosed me
with it. I just don’t understand why he hasn’t mentioned medication, nor
this procedure!? I found the info on this last night through Google, which
led me to this video.?

patti stewart says:

My son is 28 and is scheduled for this in the morning, I am so worried, but
want to be in the room. I hope they will let me. Thank you for sharing your
story so I could see what to expect.?

jonathan pruitt says:

I had this done also. It fixed my problem so far. It’s been one year. I was
so scared I won’t lie. But it was fairly painless I had two burns on my
chest and back but I was out of the hospital 2 days later. ?

drumstick9000 says:

we watched this video in our nursing class?

tbirdsport302 says:

This is so scary to watch, my dad had been fighting a-fib for 15 years so
he has had many cardioversions, he finally had his 3rd and (hopefully) last
ablation at the the Mayo Clinic in MN. After his heart was finally back in
rhythm, he is now the dad I remember him being. And has been in rhythm for
over a year and a half now 🙂 There is hope for those going through
this….get it done at the right place no matter what the cost. I am so
thankful to have my father back…I was only 9 when it first happened and
had no idea the paid he went though to get to where he is now?

kawi saki says:

This awaits me….been in A-Fib for two months now, trying the drugs first!?

summergain says:

My a fib kept me awake at night for years due to night sweats and the
racing heart beat. When I had the cardio version done, the dr. used
Propofol to put me under so they could do the zap. When I woke up I felt
so refreshed. It was the best nights sleep I had in years, even though I
was out for less than an hour. The cardio versions success lasted for
about 4 months before I reverted. It really is amazing how much better you
feel when your heart is beating properly. I also found that I healed more
quickly from injuries during that time. I am getting ready to have it done
again, this time with a drug therapy that may require a hospital stay, but
it will definitely be worth it. If you or someone you love is facing this,
life is way better when your heart beats as it should.?

Laurie Johnson says:

Good to know you won’t remember it!?

Joshua Sroge says:

Thanks for posting your video and sharing your experience. I went into
a-fib on 2001 and was cardioverted within about 12 hours. Due to the short
time passage, the risk of a clot was low and cardioverting worked where
drugs did not. All fine until 2014 and I strangely went a-fib again.
Perhaps another cardioverting experience awaits. ?

bawki says:

we usually put patients into deeper sedation, they dont yell at all.
obviously they flinch due to the electric shock but thats all.?

RamirezHD says:

wow man! you are brave for watching yourself during this difficult time.
Glad you are k.?

Scott Buscher says:

Your comments make me very sad. I was diagnosed with wpw syndrome when I
was 12….I’m 42 now. I never had to get cardioversion (thank god), because
my doctors used procedures such, valsalva, cold water diver technique and
the use of adenosine. When I turned about 25-26 I had the eps study done 3x
and ended my trips to the er. I was told when I was first diagnosed in 1983
that the percentages for success was 75-80%. When I had my procedure in
1997 the percentages were up to 97-98%. I had my procedure done in
Hahnemann in Philadelphia. I wonder if because you had a different dx that
your success rate was lower? Anyway, after watching your video I’m so had
they never had to do that to me. I did have them place on me in case the
adenosine didn’t work (this was when adenosine was still being tested.).
But until I saw your video I didn’t know what they were…I was 19-20 the
only time they place them on and I thought they were to monitor my heart
rate.

One thing that I’ll mention, the pads they placed on me they could control
the temperature. They put one on my chest and one on my back. They made
them get very cold and it gave me a chill…boom! Perfect syno rhythm. Lol?

aatox says:

Oh, I didn’t read the description before I wrote my earlier reply! So you
were indeed unconscious here! I didn’t know one could actually talk and
move about that much while under Propofol! I thought it was more like a
comatose state. By the way, I’m scheduled for ablation in three weeks, hope
for as great outcome as yours. Thanks for posting this! :)?

Kayleigh Smith says:

My fiance has just went into a private room to get this done as his
flecanide tablets didn’t stop the at.. He’s only 29 And this is the first
time he is getting cardioverted… I am soon scared for him lol and after
watching this video I now have a better understanding so thank you :-)?

aatox says:

I didn’t even know this was done with the patient fully awake! Looks like a
horrible experience! I’ve had cardioversion for a-fib like 30 times the
past couple of years (last time was just this Tuesday), but every time
totally unconscious thanks to “milk of amnesia” aka Propofol. Such a bliss
to wake up and feel your heart beating in normal sinus again.?

montysimmons says:

I had WPW (corrected via surgery) and had 4 episodes where my heart rate
was betwen 230-and 300 bpm. I drove myself to the hospital and walked
into the emergency room and requested to be cardioverted. When they took my
pulse with a finger they would get something like 85 bpm (think about it,
300 bpm is 5 beats per second – how fast can they count?) . So the docs
would always freak out when they put the heart monitor on me. Three times
they put me to sleep during the procedure. One time I was awake and they
hit me twice with the electric juice. Not that bad. Like being punched in
the chest.?

Dan Walter says:

Here’s how they do it at Johns Hopkins: Botched Procedure by Hugh Calkins,
Johns Hopkins Cardiology?

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