I'll be going in April to discuss an ablation for SVT. I currently take Metaprolol 25 mg 2x since June 2011. Anyone had an ablation and still taking Metaprolol ? I would like to know possibilities, if I decide to do the ablation.
Hi, I have had two ablations in the past, which was done because I developed Tachycardia after my Hysterectomy surgery. I don't want to scare you, but when they did the first ablation I got a punctured lung. I am telling you this because no one told me this could happen, when I came around from the ablation I just didn't feel good and it was harder to breath. But to cut a long story short, the first ablation didn't work and I had to have another one done the following month. Once again when I had the ablation they punctured my other lung this time, but my Tachycardia came down from the 200's to around the 40's over a short time. The Dr's think that the scar tissue from the ablation caused the low heart rate, which made me pass out and feel lightheaded most of the time. But because of of the fainting and that the heart rate would not recover, I ended up having to have a Pacemaker fitted to keep my heart rate above 60 beats per minutes. I really wanted to just warn you about what could happen, but this doesn't mean it will happen to you. I was just one of the unlucky ones, I really believe that. I take Metoprolol also, I take 75mg twice per day. Well I hope this helped you a little, take care Liz.
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