Eddie Judge is had a cardiac ablation procedure yesterday in an attempt to correct his atrial fibrillation. Unfortunately, my family has a lot of experience with atrial fibrillation and my mother died from a stroke caused by atrial fibrillation despite having a pacemaker to suppress it. It’s not a minor thing.
Eddie underwent the procedure yesterday with Tamra by his side. This is not usually the first line of treatment, but is typically used after oral medications prove ineffective. In the procedure a catheter is inserted in the groin area and wiggled up to the heart (to use the technical term) where small areas of the heart that appear to be causing the irregular heartbeat are burned in an attempt to stop the fibrillation. There are risks that the catheter can nick something along the path or too large an area is ablated. This can cause a heart attack or stroke during the surgery. Most of the time the surgery goes fine and you can go home on the same day. Sometimes the surgery has to be repeated in the future if the fibrillation returns. If any of my readers are heart surgeons, please excuse my clumsy description of the surgery.
Tamra posted on Instagram on the way to the hospital, as one does. ” Getting his ticker ❤️ fixed ….please say a prayer for @eddiejudge. On the drive to hospital he said “ I just want to ride my bike again”. You’re almost there baby ?? Dr. Lee will get your heart back to normal in no time. #cardioablation #AFIB”
It appears that the operation was a success as Tamra posted after the surgery that he was back in sinus rhythm (normal heart rate).
Here is hoping for a speedy and trouble-free recovery.