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My cardiologist wants to do a "TEE with a coversion-synchronized

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My cardiologist wants to do a "TEE with a coversion-synchronized shock" (to correct my A Fib).
How much discomfort will I experience during the procedure? What are the risks involved? How long is the recovery -- will I be able to eat and drink after the wards? will I be able to take a motor trip three days later? And, what are the odds of the procedure correcting the A Fib?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.
HelloI'm Dr Chaithanya attending youYou will sedated with anesthesia, so no worry of discomfort.You will also be given analgesic along with sedation, so no pain after you get upThe paddles will be placed on you and mild shocks given accordinglyYou will be given anticoagulants after the procedure for few weeksComplications are very rare like low Blood pressure, mild burns, arrhythmias etc, 1 in 2000 patientsNot much bed rest required, but for a week avoid travelling
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.
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