During the summer of 2007 after countless years of heart problems (palpitations) my doctor suggested an ablation procedure. My Palpitations were triggered by exercise. During my Ablation the doctor couldn't find the current to burn, after countless attempts, he perpetrated my heart also - finally after 5 hours on the bed he found the circuit, at this time my heart was going at 160 BPM, and my blood pressure fell a number of times. He tried to burn, and I must say the pain of the burning really did take my breath away, it was very sore. My heart continued to beat dangerously fast, so the doctor used that electric shock unit on my chest 3 times, trying to shock the heart to beat more slowly, as a result of this, my chest was burnt. After an hour trying to burn, the doctor advised me that he could burn the 'good tissue' resulting in me having a pace-maker, I didn't want to continue, so during the 7th hour is stopped the operation. It took me quite a while to recover, and I still have nightmares about that day.
After the operation, I still continue to have bad spells of palpitations, my last spell went on for 3 hours, and I felt very dizzy, however I never passed out. I went to my surgeon yesterday, and he advised me to have another ablation, and there was a 20% risk I could end with a pacemaker. I felt it hard to decide what to do - as my last procedure was such a bad experience. He said there was a risk, however he advised me to have it done. Therefore I've put myself on the waiting list which currently stands at 4 months. Really quite scared, and frightened.
Advice would be welcome,