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Friday, November 14, 2014

Some Good Medical News...

Went to the cardiologist for a follow-up on my heart ablation.  We did an EKG...and the PVCs (premature ventricular contractions, where the chambers of the heart beat out of sequence and in my case actually against each other)...were gone.  Completely.  Apparently getting a hot wire run up from my groin to the inside of my heart to burn little bits out of it worked.

Of course my heart is still badly enlarged and functioning way, way, way below normal but this is a positive sign.  They're going to keep me on the portable defribrillator for another three months, to see if the heartbeat remains stable, at the end of which we will see if the heart has regained any meaningful amount of function and whether or not I will need to go the full Cheney.  (Odds are I will have to, in any case, but still any progress is encouraging.)

2 comments:

Bob Belvedere said...

Encouraging...good.

bruce said...

They can do wonders these days Richard. I'm glad because I want to keep seeing your interesting comments pop up on websites.

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