I’m Getting Rid of My Bundle of Kent…

So…as long time readers of this blog might remember…I have a syndrome. But to catch up those long time readers…I’ll explain…so you don’t have to read again.

I have what’s called WPW Syndrome. Basically, the heart has an electrical system that regulates the beating of the heart. I have an extra one…and according to Wikipedia (i know, i know) it’s called the Bundle of Kent. This Bundle sometimes takes over, throws the whole shebang out of whack and the heart starts beating rapidly. Very rapidly. Basically, no speed control.

I had another little incident a few weeks ago…it lasted a little bit to long, alright, it lasted 8 hours. 8 hours of a racing heart I think will get to any one. And some where in the back of my head a thought popped in…hey, maybe I should go back to my heart doctor get this Bundle of Kent zapped.

And so. I have. Well. Not the zapping part. Not yet. That’s in about a month.

Basically, I’ll be sedated, thank you, and they will insert a catheter into my femoral artery…that be in the leg for those keeping score, and send little wires up to my heart. While I’m sedated, thank you very much, these wires will poke around and the Kind Doctor will start my arrhythmia…in order to find my Bundle of Kent.

And once located…zap. And I’m cured. All while I’m sedated, thank very very much.

It’s an over night stay at the LOVELY Mid-town hospital of Mt. Sinai.

Anyway…I’ll let you all in on a little secret…even though I’m showing a bit of bravado…I’m a wee bit nervous.

More info as it comes…

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  1. Anastasia
    Posted April 9, 2008 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    Dude! I didn’t know you had a bundle! Of Kent or otherwise. Mr. DeSpain has been through enough problems, why do you have to zap him at Mt. Sinai? Seriously, good luck with the sedation, overnight stay and such. Congratulations on all your success with Umbrella and now the pirate play. I’m having a good time in LA, making progress, have a day job and an income, am shooting a webisode as (wait for it) a Cougar Mom! WHY is this archetype part of the cultural zeitgeist right now? All my best to you and Deepti,

  2. grump
    Posted April 9, 2008 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Sorry to hear you’re not feeling 100%. I’ll be thinking good thoughts and sending them your way. I know you’ll get through the procedure and I hope you feel better soon!

  3. Anonymous
    Posted April 10, 2008 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    For a minuite I thought you were bragging that Depti had your heart rate elevated for 8 hours. Then I realized this might be serious. Im sure it will work out fine and you have a great wife to help you through it all. Good luck and warm wishes, Ron

  4. KK
    Posted April 10, 2008 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I think you’d be a little crazy if you weren’t nervous. I mean, your heart isn’t exactly optional…good luck. I’m sure you’ll hardly notice the zapping.

  5. Ollie
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    It all sounds very high tech. Amzing the things doctors can do. I look forward to hearing the follow up…

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