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Date Joined Feb 2011
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   Posted 2/4/2011 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to your forum and I am learning, Thank you everyone.,I had an ablation 1 year ago, Doc. says it was successful and everything has been great until approx. 5 months ago, my heart rate stays in the 100's, before getting out of bed, I check it, and it reads 100/105 bpm. While resting, the rate can settle around 110. Doc' says exercise, but it shoots into the 135-147 bpm. with shortness of breath, heart racing. I work in kitchen preparing dinner (no straining, little effort) it will move into the 116-125 range. I have learned here, this problem is IST. I have another appointment next week, and now I feel I am better informed plus I will continue searching here and learning. I hope I am on the right track...What will be my next step? Can med's help this ? Oh I am taking daily aspirin and Diltiazem 240 mg. Can anyone help inform me ? Thanks in advance...

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   Posted 2/4/2011 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.
Radiofrequency ablation is acceptable first-line therapy for many arrhythmias including your rhythm.  However, what I am not sure of is what the next choice of treatment would be if your sx have come back.
Please be your own best advocate and ask if you need further tests,  why your resting heart rate has increased after the ablation and what does the cardiologist suggest is the next step in dealing with your problem.
If you are not satisfied with the answers you receive do consider looking for a second opinion.
I hope another member will be along that has experience with this same type of issue.
I am so glad you found us.
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