Posted by Norman Jackson
on December 09, 2000 at 17:09:43:
In Reply to: Re: diaphram paralysis(phrenic nerve damage) posted by Sonny Sacharow on November 28, 2000 at 12:22:03:
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?
: 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?