Soon, Dr. S was in and briefed me, Lyle and I had our questions answered and I was being pushed away to the ROOM. The ROOM was freezing. The "guys" in there were funny. One warned me that the "pads" they had to place on my back were cold... and he wasn't lying. He started at the top of my back, and slowly placed them down my back to right above my "bottom". That is when I said, "Hey, I think you need to tell me your first name, that is almost 1st base." Then he laid me down and placed much smaller ones all on my chest area. I said, "Now, that's 2nd base." The anesthesiologist injected his "juice" in my IV and I said, "Should it sting?"
|Ready to go home!|
Diagnosis: Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)
"AV nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), or atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, is a type of tachycardia (fast rhythm) of the heart. It is a type of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), meaning that it originates from a location within the heart above the bundle of His. AV nodal reentrant tachycardia is the most common regular supraventricular tachycardia. It is more common in women than men (approximately 75% of cases occurring in females). The main symptom is palpitations. Treatment may be with specific physical maneuvers, medication, or rarely Synchronized cardioversion. Frequent attacks may require radiofrequency ablation, in which the abnormally conducting tissue in the heart is destroyed.
AVNRT occurs when a reentry circuit forms within or just next to the atrioventricular node. The circuit usually involves two anatomical pathways: the fast pathway and the slow pathway, which are both in the right atrium. The slow pathway (which is usually targeted for ablation) is located inferiorly and slightly posterior to the AV node, often following the anterior margin of the coronary sinus. The fast pathway is usually located just superior and posterior to the AV node. These pathways are formed from tissue that behaves very much like the AV node, and some authors regard them as part of the AV node."
|From a great partner who gets me!|
It was definitely a THANKFUL Thanksgiving. My mother-in-law asked us each to write a Haiku to share at the table. Here is mine:
Sometimes to be strong
It takes a little shocking
Thankful for that beat