Hey everyone... I'm new here
Just wondering if there are any of you who have SVT? I am a middle-aged woman and have had bouts of svt since I was 22 years old (was pregnant for the first one). Saw a cardiologist way back then and was told that it was "benign" and to perform vagal maneuvers to get rid of it... and to just go on with my life. As the years have passed though, the SVT has gotten worse and more stubborn and frequent (stubborn, meaning... hard to stop it). So I saw a specialist cardiologist to discuss having a cardiac ablation and I'm now struggling with whether or not I should have this VERY scary sounding procedure done. Its like... I've had this condition for 30+ years... maybe I can just accept myself for the way God made me (and that he did it for a reason?).. or take a chance that the docs can fix me and I won't have to live with this cloud above my head (anyone that also has svt knows what I mean about
the "cloud".....kinda the feeling that it can strike at anytime and anywhere).
There is the above issue... along with the risks involved, with any invasive procedure.
GAAAK... the thought of 5 catheters getting strung into the veins in my groin, then getting threaded up to my heart, is enough to sending me running away, screaming
...let alone burning extra nerve pathways in my heart... WHILE I'm semi-awake!
Thoughts? Anyone have a cardiac ablation done that is also somewhat panic-prone? Thanks in advance..