SUCCESFUL ABLATION STORIES-PLEASE

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Wotan
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   Posted 6/27/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
  Hi friends here at HW. 
 
I dearly need some feedback.
I'm a 60 yr old guy & my "irregular heartbeats" seem to be getting worse!  (Unless I'm just in a "bad cycle")-
I've had 5 different event monitor studies & The Cardiologists (here in Philly & one in LA...w an electro physiology specialist) bith tel me my "events" are not serious  (PACs...& runs of SVT....sometimes runs of 8 or 9....10 beats).
 
Last nite was awakened from sleep, at 4 AM.....w run.  Scared the heck outta me!      If anything , aside from the "scariness" it causes..it's turning me into a "cardiac cripple"  (afraid to go anywhere).
 
Please---If i consider getting an "ablation"--I'd like to hear some..."Success Stories"...people who have had one procedure...& the arrythmia going away!
 
Any posts would be great "medicine" for me & IF i decide to do it...would greatly lessen my fears!
So, if you've had a succesful ablation procedure OR heard of a friend or rlative who has...PLEASE--get back!    It will be greatly appreciated!    Regards--- Robert

panic queen
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   Posted 7/7/2008 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi
I had an ablation done in 1999,I was 33 yrs old.
It was a great sucess for me.
I am so glad that I had it done. I bet technology is even better at this date.
Good luck !

L

disco lady
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   Posted 7/15/2008 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Robert,

I have found a great new web site where a lot of people talk about successful ablations.  It is www.medhelp.com.  I have found it to be really helpful. I have an appt with an EP next Wed and following that , I am going to schedule an ablation.  Wish me luck!

Betty


Wotan
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   Posted 7/16/2008 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Betty-

 

 

  Thanks for the site.    It's most helpful.

  Re: Your blation- You'll be just fine!   I talked to my cousin's friend--in his early 70s....had one done 6 months ago- he said it was easy & no problems & his irregular heart beats are gone!

  Please--keep me informed as to how it goes--Blessings--Robert

 

 


disco lady
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   Posted 7/16/2008 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Robert,

 

Thanks for your well wishes and success story.  I need to hear all I can get!  The Medhelp forum has been wonderful. If you click on The Heart Rhythm forum that's the best.  There are so many success stories which have given me what I need to hear right now.  I know you'll get really encouraged after them too. I will definitely keep you posted.  Of course, I am so scared to have the ablation done, but I've reached the point where I have to try to be cured. I think we all know when that point comes in our lives.  For me, it took 36 years- a long time coming! 

Betty


disco lady
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   Posted 8/5/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Robert,

I just wanted to let you know I had the ablation yesterday and it was successful! It really was so easy and nothing to be scared of at all. If you have any questions or if I can help you at all, please let me know, Just e-mail my regular e-mail as I'm not active on thos site anymore. bettyannthenurse@yahoo.com
Betty

prayfullyme
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   Posted 8/7/2008 4:04 AM (GMT -7)   

I had ablation surgery in Novemeber of 1999.  It changed my life.  The surgery was a success - I had no complications and I am only on 75 mg. of atelenol a day since surgery.  No more sudden increase in heartbeats and I feel good. 

The only increase in heartbeat I did have was because of medication that my routine doctor put me on that can cause fast heartbeat and then it was mild - nothing like I had before ablation.  Go for it - seriously, it will change your life!


questions...
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   Posted 11/14/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello!! Quick question! I have noticed that many people that have had successful ablations are still on atenolol......I was wondering why. High blood pressure? Or as a result of the procedure? My husband's interest in the ablation procedure is to not be on drugs (make him very tired and slow). My husband is 27. Any replies would be greatly appreciated!!!
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