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Posted by Bob on December 14, 2000 at 22:37:59:

In Reply to: Re: diaphram paralysis(phrenic nerve damage) posted by Norman Jackson on December 09, 2000 at 17:09:43:

: I had a catheritization ablation procedure Feb 2000. Following this My left diaphram was paralyised. This was attributed to phrenic nerve damage. All the docs I have spoken to are amazed that this would happen from an ablation procedure.
: None of the medical people I have spoken to offer any suggestions to alleviate the shortness of breath and the potential cure other than time, possibly 2 years. I swimming 4 times a week to keep up the anorobic and muscle tone, slowly and with long pauses between laps.
: Any suggestions or contacts?
: Norm Jackson

:
: : Hello, I'm a 63yo Male who just had quadruple bypass surgery (9/1). After 12 weeks recovery, I have been diagnosed with right diaphram paralysis.
: : A flouroscope was taken to confirm. Shortness of breath with daily activities is very disconcerting. What treatment,if any, should be
: : undertaken? How long will this nerve trauma last?
: : Does it require new nerve growth and if so, how long does that take. Having survived the surgery in 99% great shape, I would like to get back intpo my normal activities. My pulmonary specialist thinks it may take months, and hasn't
: : embarked on any treatment. Is this normal?



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