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Posted by Ann
on July 28, 2000 at 15:09:11:
In Reply to: Tachycardia - PSVT considering ablation posted by Alan Black on July 27, 2000 at 14:50:11:
: I have had pvst for many years (20-30) where my pulse jumps to about 150 for anywhere from a few seconds to several hours (once all night). I can't pin down what precipittes it, maybe sudden unusual activity, sometimes just lying in bed. Starts anytime for no apparent reason. Wondering has anyone had similar problem that has been fixed by ablation or has anyone discovered a sure way of stopping an attack. I wonder about defibrulators(?) or self administrered injections. Usually a very very deep exhale cough will kill it for me but only if I can nip it in the bud. The regular use of valium when needed (ativan) sometimes helps; but no guarantee. Like ideas!
I had a sinus node modification ablation for SVT and initially it did not work. A second did not work but they got it on the third attempt. It was very resistant. However over a few months my heart rate after the ablation got slower and slower and I ended up with a pacemaker. However, I am glad that I had the ablation. I could not go on with the constant hospital admissions for SVT.
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