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Lump in throat
Began having SVT attacks about 6 months ago.  Horrible symptoms: HR would spike in 200s, elevated BP, SOB, chest pain, tightness in chest and throat, heavy lump in throat, flushing, weakness, tingling and numbness in legs and arms...pratcially every known SVT symptom all at once.  EP doctor diagnosed it as left atrial tachy.  I am 6 weeks post ablation and feel much better.  Ablation seems to be succesfful but dr said there were a few more spots that could give me trouble later down the road.  Still have some chest pain and burning and get the tightness in my chest and throat but it goes away.  However, I can't seem to shake the lump out of my throat.  I feel like something is stuck in there all the time and I am worried that it will eventually close up and cut off my airway.  Had thyroid checked and it was borderline but still w/in normal range.  Has anyone experienced this lump in the throat feeling post ablation?    
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Hi Brandy....read your post and i did have a problem w. my throat after my ablation but it turned out it was caused from the airway they inserted when i had the procedure done.  It got irritated and an infection ensued which the doc took care of.  Ask your heart doc if you need to see an ENT or ear, nose and throat doc.  Good luck..............
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I never had an ablation but you are describing something that i suffer from frequently, see below.  You may want to ask your doctor if this is a possiblity.  I have suffered from it for over 5yrs before I found a doctor that actually helped.  

  Signs and symptoms of esophageal spasms include:

Squeezing pain in your chest, often intense, which you might mistake for heart pain (angina)
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
The feeling that an object is stuck in your throat (globus)
The return of food and liquids back up your esophagus (regurgitation
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I was going to ask the same thing.  Did they give you general anesthesia, and intubate you?  I had this done for mine.
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I had an ablation 3 months ago and also felt a lump in my throat but not all of the time. The further away I got from the ablation the better it got.I wonder if there is a referred feeling in the troat from the ablation site.

I also have silent acid reflux which causes espohagal spasms which cause me to choke sometimes. When my acid reflux is acting up, I have the lump in my throat. It is very common.
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