I have had 2 RF ablations for incessant PSVT. I would get one episode after another episode for hours at a time, sometimes for 24 hrs.
The first ablation, done in 2010, sort of worked, but apparently damaged my heart. It took a year to be able to get off the couch to do more than use the bathroom. My resting heart rate was 140 and I felt I was suffocating. It took until this year (three years) to heal up so I could walk around a grocery store like a normal person. I have no underlying health problems and am not overweight.
After my first ablation, my PSVT went from sporadic to one episode after another for hours. I had the 2nd ablation 6 weeks ago. Currently, I'm having incessant PSVT as if I hadn't had anything done. However, I am in the healing phase and maybe that explains it. (I recovered from the 2nd one normally and am able to exercise, etc.)
I don't know about
the 95% success rate they claim. I think it's much lower, and they aren't telling us how many ablations we must have in order to be "cured".
These type of rhythm problems can be very resistant to treatment. One thing I've found that helps when I get very bad PSVTs is to take chelated Magnesium (must be chelated) or do a Magnesium soak with Derma-Mag magnesium oil (don't bother using another brand, it won't work as well.) Magnesium is a natural calcium channel blocker.
And to Jim: Yes, your heart will feel strange and "jumpy". This is normal.