Family Magazine

Outpatient Heart Surgery

By Twotimesthefun @slcs48n1
The blond twin came home about 10:00 p.m. the day of her heart ablation. She was tired and sore and a little loopy. I was amazed. She was in and out within twelve hours. I couldn't believe it. 

The doctors took her into the operating theater, fixed her SVT and sent her home within twelve hours. She had two entry points, one in the groin and one in her arm. Both were covered by gauze and medical tape. She did not have any stitches.

The blond twin had to rest for a few days and then she was cleared to resume mostly normal activities. She couldn't lift anything very heavy for a while, nor could she run a marathon. Otherwise, she slept for a few days before easing back into her summer plans. 

From start to finish, the whole procedure really was a wonderful example of modern medicine. 

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