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I had a ablation for SVT AV NRT and it was great

I was diagnosed with SVT 7 weeks ago with my first trip to the ER.  After 2 more stubborn bouts of SVT over the course of the next 6 weeks (2 were one week apart) requiring 2 doses of adenosine to fix - the ER docs here in Chicago recommended cardiac ablation surgery.  I could have tried medications but they told me the disease is progressive, and its a constant struggle to find the right balance between meds ..which will be interspersed with ER visits.  Not to mention living in constant fear of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.  They had me in for the surgery 3 days later and I AM SO GLAD I DID IT.  I am 1 week post op and feeling wonderful.  The ablation surgery was 4 hours.. I was under light "twilight sedation" and remember only about 30 minutes.. if that.  If you are concerned about the procedure - understand that the people who post on line are often the few who have complicated cases or rare issues.  The procedure is very safe and very effective.  I have been drinking coffee just to see if I can tease out a response... so far so good.  Even if I have to go back in to get any "missed" cells.... it would be worth it because the procedure just wasnt that bad - and I am very afraid of needles... procedures etc.  I wouldnt even get a flu shot before this so.. coming from me that its not bad... its REALLY not bad.  DO IT if you have SVT.  
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1423357 tn?1511089042
That's really great to hear of your success!  Mine is in 4 weeks.  I've said to my wife that the first thing I want to do is have a couple of tall glasses of Cracker Barrel Iced Tea.  They make the best, and I miss it so much after decaffeinating myself 2 months ago.  Good luck!
1137980 tn?1281289046
What an amazing and positive post that was windycity....i agree with your whole post and couldn't have said it better myself....i think you were living my life before i had the ablation done four years ago...we think it is only happening to us....well surprise surprise huh?  Thank you so much it was nice reading what you wrote.....
995271 tn?1463927859
Great post, thanks.  YOu are right, the info on these boards is always skewed to those with issues, as they are the folks seeking support and knowledge.

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