Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cardioversion (Electrical)

It was a success, but for how long we don't know.  Jimmy is feeling great and is very happy with the outcome.  If his heart will stay in normal sinus rhythm, he can eventually stop taking the anticoagulant Coumadin, otherwise known as rat poison.  Here are some pictures of our afternoon.

Jimmy is hooked up with a blood pressure cuff, an IV and electrodes.
His table is set with possible medications that he might
need during this procedure.

Jimmy looks cheerful laying there near the crash cart.

They don't use paddles but adhesive patches,
one in the front and one in the back.

It took 10 minutes and they were finished.
You can see by their smiles that it was a complete success.
That's Dr. O'Reilly, Jimmy's cardiologist,
 and we love to hear his Aussie acent.

Jimmy wanted a hamburger when he got home so we
stopped at McDonald's.

2 comments: said...

That was a nice success and a nice photo shot with all smiles all around.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Yes that was Dennis and he's still smiling this morning.