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Re: Tachycardia - PSVT considering ablation

Re: Tachycardia - PSVT considering ablation

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Posted by Luanne on July 28, 2000 at 15:35:25:

In Reply to: Re: Tachycardia - PSVT considering ablation posted by Heather on July 28, 2000 at 10:18:38:

: : : 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!

: : Alan, I started having exactly what you have in '93 but wasn't diagnosed w/PSVT til '97. It's caused by an extra pahtway in the electrical system of the heart & ablation destroys the abnormal pathway. I ended up in the e.r. I was put on Lopressor, a beta blocker & tambocor, which eliminated the skips in my pulse. Both worked wonders, but Istarted getting extremely vivid dreams from Lopressor, so to make a long story short, I was told different things by different doctors, & by Nov'99 had the catheter ablation. I still take 5 mg of Nadolol every mlorning to keep my pulse from going up ao 150, I think. All lI know is it raced each morning & I couldn't take it anymore. But I had the ablation & please....e-mail me & we'lll chat some more. Karen Russo

: Hello~
: I had an SA node Modification ablation done and have not been nay better...I actually got worse after this procedure. If you want more info or would like to chat, please feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] I wish you the best of luck and look forward to hearing from you.

Hi There

I too have been proposed the ablation procedure. I have been doing some questioning myself and have got some good success stories but unfortunately more bad than good. I am also looking into Potassium & Magnessium to help with the arrythmia's. I have been told these help but TOO MUCH Potassium is also fatal as well. The ablation is only a small procedure compared to open heart surgery which I've had done three times but it still is a big decision for me. Maybe I haven't been suffering from this long enough to decide. Best of luck. Sincerely, Luanne

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