4th Ablation or not ?

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Sunrises
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   Posted 7/31/2012 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I' m a 52 year old woman. Trying to decide , to have my fourth ablation, or not. The first three were non successful . My SVT is controlled, by 2 heart meds. I would love to come off both, if #4, in fact worked. Any opinions' and/or advice out there ? eyes

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   Posted 7/31/2012 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sunrises,

I would like to welcome you to the forum. What do the doctor's say about this? Are they wanting to do it? I am not normally on this forum, but am welcoming as the regular mod is away...

I Hope you get some answers here.

Hugs, Karen...
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Sunrises
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   Posted 8/1/2012 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Karen. My new EP doctor, unlike the others, will not promise 100% recovery. Although, my last ablation was in 2007. He explained to me, how far they have progressed in almost 5 years. He does however, feel that , if in fact it is a success the 4 th time, that I would have have better quality of life. I asked my GP yesterday, if strokes are still a risk for SVT patients, while on preventative meds. His response was, yes. So, i'm trying to educate my self, on the Pros and Cons. Thanks, take care.

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   Posted 8/2/2012 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad that you are trying to educate yourself. I think we have to be as proactive as possible. It seems to me there was another question on this forum about ablation. Hopefully they will read your post and can get some information from you. I hope that it all works out well and that you do have a better quality of life. I know it is scarey when it comes to our health and making these decisions. I hope things work out for whichever way you plan to go. Take care...

Hugs, Karen...
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lankylass
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   Posted 8/3/2012 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with COPD two years ago and then GP thought I had a blood clot so I ended up at the hospital (I am in UK) where they diagnosed irregular heartbeat. I don't have any figures, they don't tell you in the UK. Had a cardio version a year ago. It lasted 6 months.
Went back and have just had a Pacemaker fitted but no difference to breathing. Have to go on 6th September for another cardio version.
They are talking about Ablation but it scares me as it sounds a most uncomfortable procedure and you are now facing your fourth.
It looks as if it has improved over the years, does anyone know the success rate - and what is success? And even with sedative does it still hurt?
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