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Dec 20, 2010 - 3 comments







concealed accessory pathway

Dec.20, 2010
I saw my EP today for a follow-up to my ablation that he did a little over a month ago.  He said he was please with my current EKG, and released me from his care.  He informed me that I DID NOT in fact have Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome as was first diagnosed, but rather another form of AVRT referred to as a "concealed accessory pathway" sometimes referred to as "Circus Motion Tachycardia".  The final determination wasn't known until the results of the EP were closely studied.  He reaffirmed that I was his "dream patient" due mostly to a little opening in the ventricular septum.  About 2% of the population has this little anomoly which allowed him to pass the catheter thru the opening into the left atria thus avoiding a transeptal puncture.  This avoided an injury that takes some time to heal.  WHile I was there today I was administered another EKG.  The results are as follows:

Vent. Rate: 82bpm
PR interval: 142ms
QRS Duration: 84ms
QT/QTc: 370/432ms
P-R-T axes: 40 28 23

"Normal ECG"

Although normal I'm still feeling some PVCs, and today has been a very active day.  It bothers me as I associate them with an uncoming bout of SVT.

I was given a clean bill of health and told to "Celebrate with a double cappacino".  I think I'll hold off on that for now!

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by Will1977, Dec 20, 2010
Hello. from reading your post it seems that ablations are a great thing to have done if you have some really bothersome arrythmias. I have been diagnosed with SVT that happes after skipped beats. They are more frequent now and I am considering having one done if my doctor will let me. Is this a really frightening thing to have done? What are the risks? Are you cured of your tachycardia episodes? Sounds to me like you are doing great! Good for you!

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by tom_h, Dec 20, 2010
Hi Will.  Well, he believes that I am cure of 54 years of SVT.  I was having 3-5 episodes per month and decided it was time to do something about it. If you're interested in how I got this far, please read my journals titled "My Journey Towards Ablation"  I tried to chronicle everything that happened during the process.  -Tom-

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by tom_h, Jul 29, 2012
I thought I would mention the name of the pathway the electrophisiologist used to access the left side of my heart thus avoiding a transseptal puncture.  It's called  Patent Foramen Ovale.

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