Hi guys :)
5 weeks ago I had cryoablation in order to fix my AVNRT problem which honestly wasn't that bad. I would get episodes 2-3 times a year (160-200 bpm) for which I had to go the emergency to get my amiodarone intravenously. The episodes would usually stop after a couple of hours (in some cases they would stop pretty quickly on their own, so a trip to the emergency room was not needed). I take 3x propafenon for th.
Unfortunately my cryoablation surgery wasn't a success as we decided to stop ablating my heart after many tries (once even using RF catheter). Doctors were always able to induce tachycardia every time after they thought they fixed the problem, but eventually the risks of damaging the AV node became too high so we stopped. However, one of the doctors said that the procedure maybe wasn't a complete failure as they have made my tachycardia weaker.
10 days after surgery I woke up to SVT after lying on my side. The feeling was quite different from all previous episodes I had. This time the episode was slow (130 bpm) and it came with sort of a itching sensation in the place where they performed ablation (the same place where I feel those extra beats and tach). Went to ER, got propafenone intravenously and I converted almost immediately (prior to ab I would wait for hours for SVT to stop). 10 days after that, the same thing, woke up to an episode after lying on my side. The same thing, slowish tach, converted really quickly after intravenous propafenone. After that episode I began taking higher doses of rytmonorm (rhytmol) for therapy. It's been almost 3 weeks since the last episode, but every now and then i feel some skipped beats, flutters, short SVT runs and itching sensation in my chest. Granted, they do seem pretty weak. But the sensation of irritation remains... my heart just seems more sensitive now. My surgery lasted around 5 hours...
I keep comforting and telling myself that this is all part of recovery period. I have read a lot of posts here saying that even people who were cured from SVT had episodes for months after the surgery so I guess it's only logical for me to have them as well, especially how my ablation wasn't even successful. I just hope that I'll get back to my normal routine in time. What do you guys think about this? Thanks in advance and best of luck to you all.