Any procedure can be scary, especially if it is heart-related, But imagine going to a foreign country to have the operation? Clinic Center, based in the UK, makes sure that everything is organized before the patient even sets foot in Turkey. If you’d like to get more information on how much a cardioversion procedure in Turkey costs; just contact us now with filling this form.
What is a Cardioversion in Turkey?
Cardioversion is a procedure that converts the heart rhythm to normal. It is normally done by sending electric shocks to the patient’s heart or Clinic Center partner surgeon may give medication. This procedure is an organized procedure and is done at a hospital.
Cardioversion Techniques in Turkey / Types of X in Turkey
There are two ways to do cardioversion, either with medication or the patient will receive electric shocks to the heart.
How is a Cardioversion in Turkey Surgery Done?
A nurse or a technician puts a few big pads called electrodes on the patients chest. The electrodes will be attached to a defibrillator using wires.
The defibrillator will record the patients heart beat during the procedure and will deliver shocks to the patients heart so it can go back to a normal heart rhythm. This machine can also sort out the patient’s heart’s rhythm if it beats too slowly after cardioversion.
Prior to the shocks being delivered, a nurse or technician will place an intravenous (IV) line into the patient’s arm. The IV line is used to deliver the medicines that will put the patient to sleep during the cardioversion procedure. Because of this, the patient won’t feel any pain from the shocks. Clinic Center doctor might also use the IV line to give the patient more medicines that can help restore the patient’s heart rhythm.
Once the patient is sedated, electrical cardioversion normally just takes a few minutes to finish.
How Long Does Cardioversion In Turkey Procedure Take?
Cardioversion procedure itself takes about 10 minutes. But with getting ready for the procedure and recovery it can go up to 45 minutes.
Who is a Candidate for Cardioversion in Turkey?
- If the patient has had an arrhythmia for a short time. This means the patient is more likely to stay in a normal rhythm after cardioversion.
- Patient’s atria (upper chambers) are not enlarged.
- Patient’s circulation, blood vessels, and heart function are regular.
How to Prepare for Cardioversion in Turkey?
Patients can’t eat or drink anything for about 8 hours before surgery. Clinic Center doctor will inform the patient if they can or should take any of their standard medicines before the electrical cardioversion. If the patient does take medicines before the atrial fibrillation cardioversion, patient should sip only enough water to swallow the pills.
Before the cardioversion procedure, patient may need to have a procedure called a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) to see if there are blood clots in the heart, this can be extracted by cardioversion. Clinic Center cardiologist will decide if the patient needs a transesophageal echocardiogram before a cardioversion procedure.
In a transesophageal echocardiogram, patient’s throat is numbed and an elastic tube containing a transducer is directed down the throat and into the oesophagus, which joins the mouth to the stomach. From there, the transducer can get more-detailed images of the patient’s heart so that the Clinic Center doctor can inspect it for blood clots.
If the Clinic Center doctor finds blood clots, the arranged cardioversion surgery will be postponed for 3 to 4 weeks. During this time, the patient will need to take blood-thinning medicines to lower their risk of problems.
What are the Risks of Cardioversion in Turkey?
- Could cause a more dangerous heart rhythm
- Short-term low blood pressure
- Heart damage (usually short-term and with no symptoms)
- Heart failure
- Damage to the skin
- Dislocated blood clot, in return can cause stroke, pulmonary embolism, or other problems.
Cardioversion Results in Turkey
For most patients, cardioversion can quickly repair a heart so it beats normally. It’s likely that the patient will require periodic procedure to keep a normal heart rhythm.
Patient will need to change their lifestyle that will make the general health of their heart better, largely to stop or treat diseases that can cause arrhythmias, like high blood pressure. Clinic Center doctor might recommend that you:
- Don’t use or limit caffeine and alcohol.
- Use less salt (sodium), which can assist to lower the blood pressure.
- Exercise more
- Stop smoking.
- Consume heart-healthy foods and try to stay at a healthy weight.
- Try to restrict or control stress and anger.
Cardioversion In Turkey Recovery and Aftercare
Electrical cardioversion is done on an outpatient basis, meaning the patient won’t be staying at the hospital(unless the doctor says otherwise) and can go back to their hotel the same day their surgery is done. The patient will stay in the recovery room for about an hour and will be closely monitored for complications.
Because the patient will be sleeping whilst they are getting the shocking of the heart, their awareness of their habitat most probably will be affected afterward. That is why, the patients should have someone with them, a relative or a friend will be a good idea. They can take the patient back to the hotel. The doctor may prescribe a cream or creams, also as aftercare, the patient will have to lead a healthy lifestyle and maybe make dietary changes.
If no clots were found during the patient’s heart before their procedure, the patient will take blood-thinning medicines for at least several weeks after their surgery to stop new clots from forming.
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Cardioversion Cost in Turkey
People who want surgery for health or cosmetic reasons know that coming to Turkey is a good idea for various reasons. The surgeons are experts in their fields and the prices in Turkey, compared to the countries they came from is around 50-60% lower, especially for cardioversion procedure, sometimes also called electric shock to the heart. Quite a lot of our patients don’t just come for the procedure but also come for holiday. Because even when they do both, the money they spend is still lower than what they would have to pay in their own country. Of course, one can wonder, if the prices are so affordable, are the doctors good? But when they check the doctors, it is obvious that the quality of the doctors is very high. So either way, when they come to Turkey they get more than they give. Also, because Clinic Center only works with the best surgeons in Istanbul, our patients will get the best service.
Cardioversion Procedure Fast Facts
|Length Of Procedure||About 10 minutes.|
|Recovery Period||You can go back to your normal activities soon after you’ve had your cardioversion procedure. But you may have to use medicines. Also, someone should be with you when you are leaving the hospital.|
|Anaesthesia||A sedative is given.|
|Hospital Stay||Depending on your medical condition you won’t need to stay or will stay the night.|
|Scars||Chest or abdomen|
|Exercise||Your doctor will inform you when you can exercise, until then, don’t work or exercise.|
|Medication||If you need it, the doctor will prescribe you medication.|
|What To Bring||Comfortable clothes, a list of medicines you are taking and need to take, basic toiletries. Don’t bring valuables(jewellery etc.).|
|Result||After the procedure, most people should have a regular heart beat. The patient may need to repeat the procedure to keep a normal heart beat.|
Cardioversion In Turkey FAQ
How long does the Cardioversion procedure take?
It takes about 10 minutes.
Is the procedure painful?
No it isn’t. During the procedure you will be given a sedative. So you won’t feel pain.
Will I have a big scar afterwards?
You won’t have any scars.
Will I need special care when I arrive at the hotel?
When you are being discharged, it is best to have a family member or a friend with you. Especially the first day after being discharged.
When can I go back to work after surgery?
You can go back to your normal activities soon after you’ve had your cardioversion procedure. But you may have to use medicines.
When can I start exercising after surgery?
When you return home, you can start with light exercises if the doctor says okay.
Will I need any preoperative tests?
Before cardioversion, you might need to have a surgery called a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) (to see if there are blood clots in your heart causing life-threatening problems), which can be removed by cardioversion,. Your Clinic Center cardiologist will decide if you need a transesophageal echocardiogram before cardioversion.
In a transesophageal echocardiogram, your throat is numbed and an elastic tube containing a transducer is directed down your throat and into your oesophagus, which joins your mouth to your stomach. From there, the transducer can get more-detailed images of your heart so that your doctor can inspect for blood clots.
What will improve with Cardioversion?
Usually with a lot of people, cardioversion can quickly restore a normal heartbeat.
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