Just got home from hospital after having catheter ablation for my 2 year problem with svts. Procedure was a bit scary but I am glad to be home and hoping to have all of my anxiety of having more svt attacks behind me! Any comments of how successful other people's ablations were would be appreciated.
Congratulations on your ablation! There are many members here who have recently gone through this. I'm sure that they will be eager to share thier stories with you:) Unfortunatley, mine have not been, what you'd call, a success. I'd rather not rain on your parade with negative outcomes...so wait to hear from the positive posters.
Make sure to get plenty of rest....and we'll say our prayers that your SVT is left in the dust!
Don't forget - many people who have had successful ablations don't hang out on heart boards any more. They're zipping along having a perfectly normal life. We'll understand if you go zipping off into the sunset with your happy heart. :-)
Congrats on your ablation. I had mine done at the end of August. Prior to the ablation I was having episodes every 2 months or so - typically exercise induced. It seemed that they were becoming more frequent. I can tell you that its been over 3 months now and I haven't had an episode. I do feel an occasional whump - like the SVT wants to start. But then nothing happens. It still gets in my head though. I guess I'll have to learn to live with it. Let us know how you're doing.
I had an ablation done in Aug. I had dealt with SVT for 36 years before I got the nerve to have the ablation done.
I haven't had any bouts of SVT for 4 months. I still get that thump at times where I hold my breath thinking the SVT wants to start but doesn't.
Congrats on your ablation. Believe me, I know the courage it took to make the decision to have it done.
I wish you all the best!!
I just had my second ablation a week ago today. To be honest I felt really bad the first few days, But today I actually went out into the real world and other than being a little tired IT WAS GREAT!!.. No SVT..not to say that I don't feel some little thumps and bumps every now and then but so far so good.
I hope you have had a successful ablation so far. Just was at my cardio today and he suggested me having the ablation even though I only have 1-2 SVT episodes a year, I would be wonderful not having the fear of if and when one will come on, So I was wondering how you were doing since I am considering. Hope all is well.
Hi, I have had the ablation down and I am still passing out and I still wake up with the SVT bouts and more. I have went from 25mgs to 75mgs twice a day now. They would like to do another ablation but I have a lower right leg valve shut down now because of the cabels, its just the way my body did afterward. I only have two legs and I dont want to have it done till I must have it done! I am 56 yrs old and would like to live my last days in tack if I can. I wake up with the BP in the 180s and I dont drive on the hwy any more. So if I must have it done again I will but I will cross that when I get to it, if you know what I mean? They can only give you so many meds and only do so much to you , and God takes care of the rest for Me! I can be sitting , laying down , eating , walking, and when it gets ready to do its thing, it dose it, meds or not! So this sudden death syndrome is just another thorn in my side. God didnt say He would take them away from us, He just said He would help get us through them! So I pray for the ones that must go through this also. There is much worse things in life that a scary heart beat! I am already walking with a cain and tomarrow will come ! So till tomarrow and prayers for all!
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