posted by Jim
McCann, patient and 100% disabled U.S. Veteran, North Judson, Indiana, USA,
January 25, 2000
I am a 40-year-old male with history of 4 vessel CABG at the age of 32. I am now told I need another Angiogram and a Rotablator procedure. I had an angiogram last year and went into V-Fib near the end of the procedure. I was defibrillated twice and then went into A-fib and then was brought to normal sinus rhythm after intravenous meds were administered. I now have a lot of fear concerning this pending procedure. My question is, "Is V-fib common in angiograms, and should I maintain this fear? Also, what is the mortality vs. success rate of rotablator procedures if known?
I am a 53 year old male with a chronic agina problem. I had an angiogram late Oct 2000 and was diagnosed with mild stenosis of the RCA. Late June 2002 I had a folllow up angiogram . Went into V-Fib - was defibrillated - had a cardiac arrest - CPR applied - had A-Fib - intravenous med and 30.5 hours later spontaneously came into sinus rhythm. My question is how rare is this complication and is there any statistical information availlable?
Graeme Haynes, Western Australia, 4 Aug 2002
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