SVT - 2 ablations.. Help!

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   Posted 6/20/2012 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone.

Thought I'd come in and see if any of you can help me. I read a few threads on here but I didn't see anything that was pertaining to what i'm experiencing.

I was diagnosed with SVT after a few years of passing out, having trouble breathing, and fatigue. I have been through cardiologists like pages in a book and finally have found a great DR. After being referred to him last year, my first appointment with him, he told me that he'd like to perform a cardiac ablation, which I agreed too. This was in January of this year. After finding out that the ablation was unsuccessful, he put me on Nadolol, metoprolol, and diltiazem. After a fews months of unsuccessful tries with a bunch of different medications, he decided he wanted to ablate again, as there was something really wrong, which was responding to any medication given. I just had my second ablation done, Wednesday of last week, which was successful. It was found that I had sinus node malfunction. He ablated about six places, stayed over night and sent me home the next day on no medication except for the Nadolol.

It's been about a week post ablation and for the past couple of days my heart has been racing. HR isn't as high as it usually was, but still. Also, I'm having a lot of trouble breathing.. anything I do, even resting.. is taking a toll on me. I keep gasping for air.

I can't sleep, feels worse when I lay on my left side. My chest has been killing me and hurts worst when I take a deep breath. Yesterday, I had a real sharp pain on my left side, everytime I moved or took a deep breath. My back & shoulders hurt as well. about 20 minutes ago, I felt a extremely sharp pain in my calf, and then it subsided.

Anyone else have any trouble like this?

I called my doctor today and he was in the operating room all day, gonna try again tomorrow.. from there if I can't get a hold of him, I don't know.


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   Posted 6/21/2012 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
You might want to head to emerg. You could possibly have pericardititis and should be looked at so it can be treated. If you are getting chest pains you should head in regardless. Never mess with the heart when it is trying to tell you something... Good luck.

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   Posted 6/24/2012 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Great advice and I hope you did go to the ER.  Do let us know how you are doing ?

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