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4 hours in the Heart Rhythm Community - 4
Great to hear your surgery was successful. Hang tough....
8 hours in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
I think with what you're going through right now, yes it's probably worth trying. I don't know what your medical system is like in Australia, but here in the US, the electrophysiology procedure with ablation is running around $100,000 (US). It' is very expensive for the amount of time you're in there; about 5 hours on the average. ...
Aug 20, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 6
I've taken Metoprolol for many years, perhaps 10. I've been on varying strengths from 50mg to 200mg per day. Following my ablation three years ago, I was place on 75mg per day which is where I'm at today. I take it primarily as a cheap drug for hypertension. It works great for me, so my physician keeps me on it, and I'm fine with that....
Aug 20, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 10
Keep in mind that Michelle and I had almost a lifetime of SVT. Mine started at 6 and I was cured as I neared 60. The arrhythmia in most instances isn't life threatening. The Wolff-Parkinson-White form of SVT is the only one than can present a dangerous situation under certain circumstances, and is a very, very small percentage. WPW is perhaps the onl...
Aug 19, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
Think of the ablation as merely a road block across the highway. The road is still there, but the barrier prevents traffic from going either way. As Michelle indicates, over time that scar barrier formed by burning or freezing tissue can be bridged to support conduction. In my 4 years with the forum, there have been a few people reporting the same symptoms...
Aug 16, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 8
So i dont think they specified what svt i have?  With the exception of Wolff-Parkinson-White (an AVRT), it's pretty difficult to determine the type of SVT that you have without going in and mapping the heart. Odds overwhelmingly favor AVNRT..
Aug 15, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 5
My body is very sensitive to alcohol consumption. One beer or a glass of wine will cause my heart rate to increase considerably. Alcohol acts as a vasodilator, causing blood vessels to dilate and blood flow to increase.
Aug 15, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 8
I suspect it's not the anxiety itself that causes the episode, but what your body produces during an episode, and that is the hormone Epinephrine aka. adrenaline. Adrenaline is administered during an electrophysiology procedure to induce SVT. When I got out of the lab, my heart was galloping along at 135 for 30 minutes or so before slowly reducing in...
Aug 15, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 6
....when i wake up it will range from either 88-125 but it is more than often higher.i lose breath and then it gets more painful in my chest..... How fast does it go? Have you ever tried to count the beats when it's beating at its fastest?
Aug 15, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 1
You really need to give us a little more information. For starters, what type of monitor you're using, and why are you being monitored?