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Teri16
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   Posted 6/8/2005 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to Part II of the Ablation thread!!  tongue  
 
Whenever a thread gets too lengthy, it gets harder to follow, so it gets locked, but can still be read! yeah
 
This will just be the continuation from the first one.
 
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   Posted 6/8/2005 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi everyone!

We have a new member.  Welcome Julie!! tongue

Lil, I also wanted to wish you the very best of luck with your 2nd ablation coming up this week!!  I know this is when the adrenalin kicks in and the nerves really give you a run for your money!  My prayers and thoughts are with you.

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JulesO
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   Posted 6/8/2005 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone!

I just had an EP Study and Ablation done last Friday. It was successful thankfully! I had Right Ventricular Outflow Tract - ventricular tachycardia (RVOT-VT). I have not had any VT since. Just a few skipped beats or flutters that they said I would feel for the first little while.

They are also sending me for an MRI in a couple weeks.

Has anyone else had RVOT-VT and if so, did they request you have an MRI as well? Just curious what it's for.

Good luck Lil!!!!!!!!
 
Julie

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   Posted 6/9/2005 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Lil, much good luck to you tomorrow on your ablation!!! smurf
 
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   Posted 6/10/2005 3:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Today's the day.  Ack!  I leave in about an hour.  I have to arrive at 8:30 and the procedure is at 10:30.  I'm really nervous right now.  I can't wait until this is over.  I had an appt with my EP yesterday but had to cancel bc I ended up going to the ER with an asthma attack.  I was really hoping to be able to talk to my doc about my holter monitor and event monitor results before the test so I'd feel a little more informed.  I think that would have helped my nerves a bit. 
 
ohhhh...I really don't want to do this.  I think I'll hide under my covers.  Think that will work?  "No one under this blanket except us dust bunnies!"  yeah
 
Guess not...oh well.  At least I get to be put to sleep again.  I'm glad about that. 
 
redface zzzZZZzzz
 
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   Posted 6/10/2005 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll be waiting with the rest of the gang here to hear how everything went, Lil!! yeah
 
I'm so glad that you didn't have to have your 2nd ablation put off any longer-this is going to be it!  They're going to fix you up and you can really enjoy your summer! cool And then you'll be ready for next school year with all your kids and enjoy being a teacher once again!! smurf
 
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LilacGal
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   Posted 6/12/2005 3:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi y'all,

I made it home yesterday evening.  I was so tired, I didn't even turn on my computer. 

My doctor isn't certain how successful the ablation was yet.  Time will tell.  I ended up being on the table for four hours!  That a lot longer than was suspected since my heart had already been mapped.  When my doc ablated my SA node down to 75 my AV node went crazy and started beating really fast.  So, that meant that the top and bottom chambers of my heart weren't beating together.  I ended up in CCU.  My doc thought he may need to go back in and possibly put in a pacemaker so my stents were left in for a while...luckily, he changed his mind and they were removed Friday night. 

I'm ok now...he said my heart is beating normally.  He said something that worried me though.  When I went in, my heart rate was 91.  When I was discharged, it was 93.  He's not sure if it worked or not.  He said the only way we'll know is if it happens again...not exactly what I wanted to hear.

I'm just really sore and really tired right now. 

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Juliette1
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   Posted 6/12/2005 3:57 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello Lil

I bet you're glad to have got that out of the way! We've been thinking about you. I wish it had been  more conclusive for you though. When will you be seeing your doctor for follow up?

Have a good rest.


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   Posted 6/12/2005 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Lil,
 
How scary for you!!  I'm not so sure I'd worry right now about the 91 and 93 pulse coming and going...no matter what's going on with you, when you are going into or leaving a hospital, that could raise anyone's pulse.  I know what you are asking and I do understand, but you need some rest~then try to get back into your normal activities first before you judge how you are feeling.  I know that is what your Dr. meant as well.  Sometimes when they mess with the heart, there are always a risk or two involved.  We all talk about our different procedures and it seems it's an everyday thing-It's not. 
 
The good news is you left and he felt you didn't need a pacemaker-that is great news!!
 
I read elsewhere about your little Hamster passing and I'm so sorry to hear about that.  I'm very close to all my pets, so they become a part of your life and it's always so very hard to lose one.
 
My best wishes and prayers are with you!!
Gentle Hugs, Teri xoxoxo
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   Posted 6/13/2005 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Lil, smurf
 
How are you feeling??  Hope everything continues to go well for you~please keep us updated! yeah
 
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JulesO
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   Posted 6/14/2005 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Lil

I would like to know how you are feeling after your ablation?
Hope you are doing ok

Julie

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   Posted 6/14/2005 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Guys: I'm back after a very busy time in my life....Lil-glad your hanging in there, it takes a lot of courage to go "back-in", I know you'll get this worked out.

I wanted to give you guys an update on me...for the most part I've been doing really well, no major flips or flops. I am finding something interesting though and I wanted to know if anyone else has felt or heard this. If I eat to much or get too full after a meal, my heart rate goes up sometimes to 104. Last night was the worst, after I ate I went to my sons baseball game and I started feeling really full, not quite short of breath but uncomfortable. Within about 15mins, I could feel my heart rate rising I got up to walk around and it jumped to 107+, then as I was taking my pulse I could feel my heart pausing, like it would stop beating or skipping a beat. I had no chest pain or dizziness. So I took my meds and went home to lay down, by then I was back down to 90's then on down from there. So I don't know if I just got a little scared or what but everthing's back to normal today. I guess in the back of my mind I don't want to think about having another ablation.

Anyone?

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   Posted 6/14/2005 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi and Welcome back thedwp!! tongue   I'm not a Dr. so I cannot diagnose, but my husband has some arrhythmia problems that so far are controlled by taking beta blockers.  One thing he's noticed over the years was having them after he ate...being on the bb's now help him-he says he can still notice them, but they aren't quite as pronounced.  The one's he seemed to get the most were the PVC's after eating and it really made him nervous not knowing what was going on.  The Dr. even told him that an irritation of the esophagus and esophageal spasms could cause this uncomfortable feeling.  I think once he knew what they were for sure, it helped!!

I hope you feel better real soon and it's great to hear from you!!  Here's a link that you may have read already, but I figured it might be useful...

Best Wishes and Hugs, Teri tongue

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001100.htm


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   Posted 6/14/2005 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jules!!
 
I'm so glad that your ablation went so well!!  I missed your earlier post and for that I am sorry! sad
 
Did they ever tell you what the MRI was for yet??
 
The best of luck to you, and Big Hugs, Teri tongue
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   Posted 6/14/2005 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello all

I saw my cardiologist last week. The new equipment he needs should be up and running next month, but he wants to use it for a while before he does my next (3rd) ablation. So it's still 'hurry up and wait'. Oh well, what can you do? I had another collapse last week, apparently my blood pressure goes unfeasibly low; but it doesn't last long. Everything else is as usual - pulse about 130 first thing in the morning, breathlessness etc. I'll be awfully glad to get this fixed.

Lil, how are you doing? 


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   Posted 6/14/2005 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Lil, glad your ablation is over. It sounds quite frightening, to me, to not know whether it worked or not. I'm crossing my fingers that it did.

I have a question about ablation. I was on the Cedars-Sinai website and read this: "Radiofrequency ablation is similar to cardiac catheterization. Thin wires (catheters) are threaded through the groin, arms or neck into different areas of the heart. Once the abnormal pathway is found, electrical energy is applied to it through the catheter. This may need to be done several times to get rid of an abnormal heart rhythm. The procedure can be done either as an inpatient or outpatient service. "
When the article says that it can be done several time is it referring to one single ablation or that you can have several ablations? Or is that redundant? Sorry for sounding so ignorant. but I'd like to know. Grins.
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   Posted 6/14/2005 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Juliette, gosh, I'm so sorry it's taking this long-I can imagine the wait is terrible!!  I sort of figured that you had it done and were doing fine and just going about doing your own thing!-I had no idea that you were still waiting!!
 
I've had some very low BP's due to my heart and that can be as scary as well as the high BP's, too!
 
You take care and keep us posted!!  Hugs, Teri tongue
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   Posted 6/15/2005 2:48 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Teri, thanks for your kind words - again.

Hi Kathleen

good question. I suppose the number of times you need to go through the whole procedure depends on what the problem is. I was told that for someone with my problems I had a 1% chance of 2 ablation procedures not working. My doctor said that 3 is the limit. The number of actual 'burns' during the procedure seems to vary a lot. I had more done during my 2nd ablation because the procedure set off different rhythms.

I don't know if this is the sort of info. you were asking for???

Juliette 


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   Posted 6/15/2005 3:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathlyn, sorry I spelt your name wrong - can't find the edit button!

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   Posted 6/15/2005 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Juliette, the edit 'button' is the little pen/pencil looking thing in the upper right hand corner of your post! I know cuz I can't spell and I'm editing my own posts all the time! lol Hugs, Teri :)
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selanne8
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   Posted 6/17/2005 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello fellow ablation forum chatters,
 
Lil, I'm glad to hear that your second ablation went well-I was thinking of you last week! 
 
Everything is still going relatively well with me.  Just wanted to check in and catch up on how everyone else is doing!
 
 

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   Posted 6/17/2005 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Selanne8 ~ It's great to see you back!  It's always good to hear that someone who's had an ablation already and they're doing great, comes on board to help others going through similar experiences!!
 
Welcome again!  Hugs, Teri tongue
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   Posted 6/17/2005 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Lil, I haven't heard from you lately??  I hope everything's okay and that your last ablation was successful?!

Love and Hugs, Teri xoxoxo


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LilacGal
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   Posted 6/20/2005 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi y'all,
 
I've been doing ok.  I haven't had any major tachy since the ablation...only about 120 or so.  I have been having a lot of chest pain.  Today is ten days since the procedure...I didn't think I'd be having so much chest pain still.  I have an appt with my regular cardio tomorrow.  I'm hoping he can help me with it.  I'll let y'all know how it goes.
 
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   Posted 6/20/2005 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Lil!!  You are here-it's great to hear from you!!-though I'm sure sorry to hear you are continuing with problems-perhaps? it's still from the procedure??
 
You take care and keep us informed!!
 
Big tongue Hugs, Teri xoxoxo
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