Epicardial Ablation(Ablation outside the heart) anyone had one?

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karendee
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   Posted 11/14/2012 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is my story. I have had severe RVOT PVC's. So bad I get dizzy, lightheaded, palpations etc. The Beta blockers did not work for me. I tried those before the ablation.
 
I had a normal ablation Nov 8th (through my groin area). The docotor found the spot and treated it several times. However my PVC's were not fixed. I was told the problem could be on the outside of my heart and refered to a Univ Hospital nearby for Epicardial Ablation which means on the outside of the heart. (through my chest)
 
I have decided to schedule this this year for insurance reasons. I will be going soon and wondered if people know about the Epicardial Ablation.
 
I still have the PVC's and I want this fixed and beta blockers make me feel sick, miserable, gain weight and they do not get rid of my PVC's so I am not on them.
 
 
Any info on Epicardial Ablation would be so very helpful!!
THANKS!!
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Post Edited (karendee) : 11/16/2012 7:55:53 AM (GMT-7)


stkitt
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   Posted 11/15/2012 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Karen,
 
I am sorry I have been away for medical reasons but I found an article for you that you may find very helpful.
 

http://stanfordhospital.org/clinicsmedServices/COE/heart/DiseasesConditions/arrhythmia/treatments/ablation/epicardial-ablation.html

I am sure another member will be along and help you out with your questions.

Kindly,

Kitt


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karendee
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   Posted 11/16/2012 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Kitt!! That article is very helpful.
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