I am in the process of deciding if I should go for an ablation to cure my SVT. I would love to hear from all of you who have had one. I need to hear all the details, both good and bad. . Thanks for your help!
I had a successful ablation a year and a half ago for atrial fib. Although medication was resonably effective controlling it, I chose ablation because I wanted the chance to be "cured" of atrial fib, and I did not like taking medication.
Something must be working well for me with regard to my cardio health. I just returned home minutes ago from a 10 mile round trip hike and fishing excursion in the Wyoming Wind River Range. We hiked to a mountain lake 10000 feet in elevation. I am bragging, of course. But I don't think that is too bad for a 65 year old guy.
The decision for ablation is a very personal one. I realize not everyone has as good a result as mine, but for me the risk was worth it. If you have not had a discussion with your doctor regarding the potential benefits and the potential risk, this is a discussion you need to have.
Best of luck to you
Thanks so much for your reply-I am so happy you had a succesful ablation and you are enjoying hiking and the outdoors to the fullest!!
I did see an electrophysiologist in Boston. He explained the risks but also said that in his opinion, he thinks I should do the abaltion. I guess I'm just going to try and get as much info as I can and go from there. Again, thanks and I wish you continued excellent cardiac health!!
I'm so glad to read of your continued success!! A ten mile hike, a fishing trip and a 10000 foot climb!! WOW!!! I'm impressed!! Hey, I'd be impressed if you were 25, so I'm ultra impressed since you are a little older than that....LOL Hey, I'm still battling the "hills" on my street...LOL
Ablation was absolutely the right decision for me also. Prior to the procedures, I was having over 20,000 pvcs daily. When I was told I would need anti-arrythmics for the rest of my life, I decided to try ablation(3). Today, I have a handful of pvcs, sometimes. I do have occasional bursts of NSVT, but very, very manageable in comparison to 5 years ago.
I know there are a number of members who have had ablation for SVT....I'm hoping they see your question once they've recovered from the weekend festivities. I know I ate too much, but it is a big celebration afterall : )
hi hun,well i got my ablation 11 days ago,so far so good,my svt seems to have gone,they found and ablated 2 pathways on the left side.i wont lie,i found the ablation very traumatic,however i was not sedated,even a teeny bit so i am sure that is why i found it such an ordeal,also my pathways were very well hidden and the doc found them hard to reach.that being said if i am cured it has been worth it.prior to my procedure i was on 10mg bisoprolol every day and that made me tired and slow so it was effecting my quality of life.
i gotta say by the time i got to see my ep i didn't care if he threw on his table there and then and ablated me i was so sick of the meds --he did however ablate me the very next day what a guy ha--
i have to say while it does sound daunting and all that it was the best thing to happen to me and my heart and while i still get pvcs and little runs it is no way near the way it was
i am now off the meds and just take a beta blocker if i feel unsteady and there is a massive improvement.
u probably know how the procedure works so i wont go into that only to say if your svt is interfering with your quality of life it is worth giving a try-- it is micro surgery and u may be sore for a few days but to not feel that thump for me it was worth it
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