Janet C Posted March 2, 2017 Report Share Posted March 2, 2017 Hello, I am new to this forum and have been searching to see if anyone has undergone CI surgery under local anaesthetic. Unfortunately I cannot see any mention in the various posts. I am 54 years of age and was diagnosed with heart failure a year ago. At the time I was being assessed for implantation, but was told I could not have general anaesthetic for what they called a non essential procedure. I was subsequently referred to another implant clinic where they had carried out about a dozen implants under local anaesthetic. These had not been done for cost reasons but for people like me who are higher risk patients for general anaesthesia. I am hoping my surgery will take place in April. Has anybody else experienced the operation awake? It's a bit daunting but hopefully will be worth it in the end. pjandcompany 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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