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Re: supra ventricular tachycardia symptoms

Re: supra ventricular tachycardia symptoms

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Posted by Judy on September 25, 2000 at 15:47:49:

In Reply to: Re: supra ventricular tachycardia symptoms posted by Hillary on August 12, 2000 at 11:27:14:

: My son was just diagnosed with SVT. He's only 15 and was put on lanoxin. He's a cross country runner and is worried as to how well the medication will work. The SVT only comes on during or just after a race. He's got a friend who has had an ablation and is doing fine. How well do the meds work or is the ablation the only way to go?
: Hi, I posted above about the cardiologist thinking perhaps I have the supra ventricular tachycardia....I have same symptoms you describe, and I understand, it is so bothersome and often scary to have these things flare up unpredictably, any time of day!! I am just wondering, what is ablation exactly? Sounds promising! I am not very helpful as am new to all this, but hope you get the answers to help you!
: :
: : :Mare and Claudia :
: : I work with Electrophysiologist who specialize in patients that have your concerns. Are you seeing a Electrophysiologist or a Cardiologist? I am just a consultant that works with the Physcians to discuss the latest products to help their patients. These products allow the electrophysiologist to ablate the svt. Research is now showing these ablations are 86-99% successful depending on the type of ablation. After the ablation most patients are cured. No more drugs.
: : You may want to check out the web site
: : that is the web site for this speciality.

: : It is amazing to me more Doctors don't send their patients to receive ablations. In most areas the procedure takes 2-4 hours, the patient is usually
: : lightly sediated...some patients talk through out the procedure others rather be asleep. Most patients go home the same day.

: : It's funny my family doctor didn't realize you could ablate flutter. E.P. doctors have been successfully ablating flutter for five years.

: : Any way, I see so many happy people after they are cured. I would hate it if either of you would have to remain on drugs.

: : Also, Check with your University Hospitals ask to speak to an Electrophysioloist. You can find them usually in the "Cath Lab" or in Large Towns in the
: : E.P.S. Lab(Electrophsiology Lab)

: : Also, as with any field of medicine there are some
: : that are better than others, ask the Nurses that work in these areas who a good E.P. would be. Nurse usually tell it to you straight.

: : Just one more thought, there is a little device
: : that one of the Large heart companies makes
: : that you wear for a month. It can document what time, how often the patient is getting the arrthymia. This is helpful in helping the doctor make a correct decision,if the arrthymia does
: : not show up on the Holter.

: : Good Luck.

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