I am a 43 year old women. I had my first episode of SVT when I was 15. Doctor told me I drank to much pop (which I didn't). I had my first ablation in Nov 2011. This was a very long surgery (5-6hrs) which I was awake for the whole time. It was painful and terrifying. They ended up keeping me at the hospital even though it was suppose to be out patient. I felt better no episodes for about 6 months but the I started getting them. They were not as bad as the ones before and I was able to get most of the under control without a visit to the ER. But as the years have gone by they keep getting worse and worse. I have been hospitalized about 10 times in the past years because of them. Last week I was in the ER twice in one day and begged them not to keep me because my next ablation was scheduled in a few days. They let me go home 2 days later I had my ablation. I told them to make sure I was knocked out because I didn't need anymore nightmares. This surgery was about 4 hours long. but said to say they could not fix my SVT. I was home 2 days after my surgery and bam SVT episode hit I cried and cried I have been dealing with this for over 25 years and am so tired of it. I don't see the doctor for 2 more weeks and haven't heard from the office about my episodes I am still having. they told my husband at the hospital that I will have to go to Ohio State University hospitals in weeks for another surgery. Because my doctor can't preform the surgery. Has anyone else gone through this? I just want to give up.
I have had to have two ablations for svts. My first wpisode was Sept of 2014. It lasted about dour hours bedore it broke after mtiple medications. After that I started suffering frequent episodes in July 2015. I had my first ablation in Sept. 2015. I thought that would be it, but unfortunately it hit me again Jan. 2016 and had to have a second ablation. So far I haven't had an episode. I don't know where you live but my doctor was Dr. John Dylewdki in Miami Florida and seems to be highly regarded here.
I will tell you that I have become an anxious person since all this started and I am batteling with that now.
Dear hbowling, I am a 34 yr old female who has had SVT for 6 years. I have had 2 ablations (2010 and 2015) by the same dr. at Barnes in St. Louis. My first ablation was like yours, 5-6 hours, awake, etc. My second was similar. I was basically told there was nothing more that can be done because of my natural pacemaker being too near where an ablation needs to be done therefore the risk of damaging my natural pacemaker is too high. Most beta blockers give me headaches and I work full time and have a husband and two small children so a migraine is quite inconvenient. I'm at a loss. I have arrhythmias almost every day. I am looking into getting an implanted heart monitor because the 24 48 or 30 day monitors haven't been enough. At the end of the day you have to be your own advocate. Do not give up. I just had an episode at work and my coworker told me to try putting my arms over my head and it worked great at stopping the episode. Will be interesting to see if it continues to work.
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