I am a 59 year old female. I have had SVT for 12 years now but didn't know what it was until my husband ended up in the ER with the same thing. He lived with it for 2 years and then had a successful ablation. I had my first ablation a month after. It went well for 9 months and then returned with a vengeance. I had my second ablation in late January. Within 3 days it got so bad that I ended up having a 3rd ablation a week later. He couldn't get me to fib but did many burns and I even had a heart block for 30 seconds. Within 2 days it was back. He tried me on Fleconide but because of my bad asthma I didn't do well on a beta blocker. He didn't feel comfortable doing a 4th ablation on me so he sent me to a new doc at Loyola. I went for a consultation with him and he upped my diltiazem even though he knew my history of cluster headaches with a high dose. He told me to call him in 2 weeks. I called and told him I would have the 4th ablation as I can't live with these terribly deep headaches. I'm scheduled for the ablation for early May. I dread it so much and am sick at heart (literally) about
it all. Is it true that
when they can't get you to fib that the ablation is basically worthless? How many do I have to endure before it's enough? Is a pacemaker a better option even though I know that has it's problems also? I can't sleep, am not hungry, very anxious, but still trying to go on with life. What do I do?