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rapid heart rate of 250

thank God there are others who have similar problems as i do...my family thinks im dieing every time this happens...well this is the thing...this has been going on for the past 14 yrs...about 2mos befor i was due to have my daughter i was rushed in the hospital with a heart rate of 250..they put me on beta-blockers ever since...during delivery i developed blood clots in my left leg..i suffered long and still do...was on a walker for the first two years .but im no longer on a walker..had to have a filter put in my stomach in 2000..and yes im on coumadin  .but get this...right after delivery my heart would race of 200-250  ever three mos or so...i had to have the medicine from the hospital to bring it to normal (the medicine?)..i dont know the name but its given through an IV and two people have to give squeeze it simultaneos and it brings it down....but its very hot all over your body...feels funny.. probably in 97 it slack off and didnt happen that often...maybe like once a year..but this year(2008) its happened twice already...but the second time it happened this year ..it slowed down on its own...before the paramedics got here...ive also noticed that i can feel when its about to happen...i get a deep ache pain in my lower stomach...and my heart feel like someone has a straw blowing bubbles in my heart...i just from that moment try to bare down or put peice of ice on my nose...or hold down the vein in my neck..nothing usually works in fact....the last time i tried the manuvers it got faster...it had to be going about 300...my back was aching so bad i could barely breath....can someone help me.....my 14yr old daughter calls home from school saying her heart speeds up and slow down...im paniced for her most of all..i hope this dont get her like it myself...i hope its all in her head...but i need to find a cure so i can help her so she dont be myserable like me...PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME...........................................................
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I think I would make an appt with a cardio or a Ep specialist soon, for both you and your daughter.I know what it feels like with a heart rate that high, mine was at 250 bpm before. I went to a Ep and had an ablation done. Have you seen a cardio before?
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actually...i have an appt today at 2:40 with a cardio....but plz tell me...whatthe heck is a ablation...ive been hearing on this forum thatword a lot...and i see for some..they have had it 2 and 3 times..im curious now....plz tell me..   thanks for the response too!
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Hi,

Its a procedure they do to stop a abnormal rhythm. They will take you to a EP lab, give you some good meds, you wont know much, at least I didnt. They thread some catheters up through your groin into the inside of your heart and they map the area looking for the problem area. When they locate the area thats giving you the problem, they use radio frequency to burn that spot. Its not as bad as it sounds. Just make sure you have a good Ep doc that is experienced in doing ablations.

Please let me know how you make out with your appt.
Talk Soon,
Robin

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ohhhh...now i see what an ablation is....thankz....they wanted to do that to me about 10 years ago...but i was scared to death....i go on mar 3rd to have another echo do will let you no how it goes.....thankz again
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hello,

Dont be afraid of a ablation, they arent bad, plus if it will help then I would go for it. Good Luck with the echo and let me know how you make out. :)

Thanks,
Robin
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ok....will do...thanks Robin
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They pushed adenosine into your veins really fast. It stops your heart from beating, you feel like you're gonna die because ur heart literally STOPPED. Then your normal rate & rhythm starts back up. An ablation by an EPS Dr is the only way to "cure" the problem. I have seen people carioverted which is basically stopping the heart as well. Its like the heart being shocked to kick back into normal rate. That's for people who have super high SVTs (Hr 129-250)  that don't react to adenosine. For VT's (V-Tach) ventricular tachycardia (HR over 250 w/o any P waves) they place a defibilator pacemaker that will shock your heart into normal rhythm everytime it goes into V-Tach. I'm an ICU RN & see this all the time. Very common & the ablations are done very often & considered simple procedures. The filter is placed through the groin into the femoral artery into the superior vena cava to filter clots from going to the brain (stroke) or heart (heart attack) or lungs (pulmonary embolism). Clots form when blood pools in the atrium from the heart not kicking out enough blood from it.
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