Unplanned open heart surgery
I went in for an ablation to eliminate atrial fibrillation. The EP cardiologist allowed someone else to do the procedure. That cardiologist punctured my heart and thought he punctured my aorta. I went into impending cardiac collapse. I was rushed to open heart surgery. During that surgery another error resulted in an AV fistula which required another surgery to repair. Medicare did not approve of Cardiac Rehab since I had not had MI or by-pass. I was on my own to recover at home. It was 3 months before I could get out and do anything. I still tire easily.
Has anyone else had an ablation that resulted in an open heart surgery? And what is the typical recovery time for open heart surgery?