I am a 33 year old female with a long history of svt since I was
14 years old. I underwent a ep study in May of 1998, and one pathway was ablated, but one still remains. They didn't ablate the 2nd one being afraid I might end up with a pacemaker, and recommended I go to a larger facility with better mapping procedures. The doctor who performed the procedure said that the one he could not ablate was a tachycardia with a wide qrs due to svt with abberrancy, and it was coming from the top chambers of the heart. I am now going to have my 2nd procedure in Tulsa in January and the doctor that is going to perform this one said that there was a chance that this was actually vt instead of svt with lbbb. Now I'm scared to death that I have vt, but having already gone through a ep study with a very good doctor, his residency was at the Cleveland Clinic by the way, I feel surely he knows what he was talking about. It was a very long procedure, 8 hours. Everytime I have had to visit the e.r. with this problem, adenosine always has stopped it.
What do you think? I've been worried sick about this, and just want to know if the ep study would have showed vt when it was done. I would appreciate any info you could give me.
Hi. Since the doctor who will be performing the procedure does not have first hand knowledge of your condition, it is understandable why he may say that there is a possibility that you have a VT that he may need to account for inpreparation for working on you. Since the possibility is small, though, it probably means that the protocol he is using indicates that it is abberation, but that he is being conservative. That being the case tells me he is prudent, which is good, since he will soon be doing some important work for you.
However, you also have one doctor who does have first hand expperience with your situation, and who knows with high certainty that the problem is SVT with aberration. This isnt always the case.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.