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   Posted 6/20/2012 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All

I am 32 yrs old and would like some advice. Last summer I started experiencing worse then normal palpitations. So bad that I was referred to a cardiologist. I wore a halter monitor that showed SVT at 1 am for about a minute while I was sleeping. Thats it. I went for an ultrasound on my heart and all came back perfect. 12 lead ECG great. Blood work good. With all this I decided that I would start working out again and eat healthier. I am in good shape. I AM stressed but I do try and manage it. I try to keep my caffeine intake low although going with out it is almost impossible with 2 young kids, shift work, a small little hobby farm and very little family support. I have a few other health issues going on like back pain and post baby womanly stuff. I am going for a CT on my back to ensure it is not a slipped disk soon. I am having an endometrial ablation as well which will hopefully solve the post baby issues (my kids are 2 and 4 now) and so the last thing to solve are these palpitations.

I have been referred to a heart hospital down south since my palpitations seem to be increasing when i work out and I seem hyper sensitive to caffeine now too. I don't pass out or become short of breath or anything but I do get uncomfortable while doing cardio when I keep getting that funny feeling of my heart missing a beat. The last resort is to have an EP Ablation. I am scared. It seems pretty invasive especially for some one my age. Should I get it done or are there other things out there I can look at other then medication? I have even tried a fish oil supplement that did nothing to help.

Any advice would be great.

Thank you

One worried mommy

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   Posted 6/24/2012 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Cardiac Ablation
"Sometimes, the electrical flow gets blocked or travels the same pathways repeatedly creating something of a “short circuit” that disturbs normal heart rhythms. Medicine often helps. In some cases, however, the most effective treatment is to destroy the tissue housing the short circuit. This procedure is called cardiac ablation.

Cardiac ablation is just one of a number of terms used to describe the non-surgical procedure. Other common terms are: cardiac catheter ablation, radiofrequency ablation, cardiac ablation, or simply ablation."
One worried mommy,
I understand your fears and concerns and hopefully one of our members will be along to share their experience.  Anytime we find out we have a heart problem it is bound to make us anxious but I suspect you will be OK and those littles ones will be raised by one awesome and healthy Mommy. 
I have known of many young people that have had the ablation and done well so be your own best advocate, remember knowledge is power and don't hesitate to get a second opinion.

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