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Re: Tackycardia..What is it all about?....Pls explain.

Re: Tackycardia..What is it all about?....Pls explain.

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Posted by ELAINE S. on November 14, 2000 at 00:41:36:

In Reply to: Tackycardia..What is it all about?....Pls explain. posted by Albert Tan on November 10, 2000 at 20:25:10:

: Could someone tell me what is tackycardia?...What is the cause of this disorder and what are the syptoms?

: Thanks
I have suffered from Tachycardia Supra for about 22 years. The attacks leave me weak and unable to function during the attack. These attacks last anywhere from just a few seconds to as long as one hour and forty-five minutes. Over the years these attacks have increased in frequency and duration. The periods of time when no attacks occur have gone from a three month break to only a week or two. The period of time the attacks occur are from one to two weeks. During this period I generally have fluttering and one to three short attacks each day, maybe one to two attacks of about 10 minutes each week,and one to two attacks lasting fifty minutes to over an hour in a week. I recently saw a cardiologist who has advised that I undergo a procedure that has a 98% chance of curing me 100%. The procedure is similar to an angiogram because a small incision is made in the groin, then instuments are inserted into the vein and make their way to the heart. At the heart, the doctor will bring on an attack so that he can see where the electrical misfire is coming from. Then he zaps it with a electrical wire to stop the tissue that is causing this misfire which triggers the heart to beat rapidly.
No time is spent in the hospital other than the day of the procedure. They don't even refer to it as surgery.
I've decided to go ahead with it. I'll be going next week for the consultation and set up the appointment for the procedure.
Wish me luck. Imagine, after all these years, to never have to worry about having these attacks anymore!!
Elaine S.

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