I had a successful RF ablation for AVNRT-type SVT (SupraVentricular Tachycardia) in April 2011. My SVT attacks began when I was 13. For years, I was misdiagnosed & called a hypochondriac. As I became older, the episodes increased in frequency & severity, occurring se
[More]veral times a week. The day came when the episodes didn't convert spontaneously and I had to call the ambulance after suffering an episode that had gone on for 4 hours with a heartbeat of +200 bpm. In the ambulance on my way to the hospital, the EMTs diagnosed me with SVT and gave me adenosine which broke the arrythmia. Afterwards I was put on a beta blocker, which mostly prevented episodes, but had some very unpleasant side effects. My former doctor refused to refer me to a cardiologist or EP for an ablation as he said it was not necessary (!). After many years of being on beta blockers, they suddenly stopped working, and in early March 2011, I had a very bad episode of SVT & ended up in the ambulance / ER again having adenosine administered. Thankfully, the ER doc referred me to a EP cardiologist, who performed a successful ablation. After living most of my life with SVT, I am finally living a normal life .... and loving it !
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has been SVT-free since April 2011
I'm having a much better day today. I have more energy and the sun is shining.
I've had enough happy distractions to stop me focusing onmy heart and it tells me when it wants me to have a rest.
hi. I went in for ablation but they couldn't do it due to putting a sheath into the artery instead of the vein. So would of been too risky to carry on. So feeling abit dissapointed but also very glad they stopped. Right leg aches alot but least i'm home to chill now. Hope u r well.x
hi. that's fantastic to hear about the five year cancer free anni as well as your ablation sucess! i think things are definately going very well for you and i hope you really go crazy on the hike! Hopefully my ablation will also be a success and i can also go hiking at some point. At the moment i go on country side walks, but avoid hills. can be a right pain,lol. I will keep you all updated. Don't know if you have come across Jules on here but she is also going in for her ablation on Friday, so it has really helped having someone else on here to go through each day with as well as the rest of you who can offer support and advice. so thanks again and i will chat to you soon x
Hello. I'm feeling very nervous about Friday now. I think i will be a nervous mess on thursday night and fri morning.lol I just want to go and get it done with. Trying to keep busy at work and have been out with friends and the boyfriend alot, takes my mind of it all abit. How are you anyway?
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