Heart Ablation Failure

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anni23
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   Posted 7/4/2013 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Am wanting to know more on scar tissue in the left ventrical area of heart, My husband had an ablation yesterday after being in a-fib for 12 weeks with a cardiac conversion at 5th week which did not work and yesterday had 54 cells burned out to the diagnosis of scar tissue in heart and paddles 3 times mas he kept going back in to a-fib 3 times in recovery room, and once more in room after bring him to ICU his heart rate went to 160.
I am very concerned as what our next step would be? thank you phyllis

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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 7/4/2013 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anni, Welcome to HealingWell! We are not qualified to answer these types of questions, as we aren't doctors. Your next step should be in a goal plan given from the hospital, or at least they did with me. You should talk to his doctor hon.
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   Posted 7/5/2013 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  You have the right to be concerned as I would be too.  However, you and your hubby have the right to know what is happening and your Cardiologist should spend time with you explaining in layman's terms what happened during his procedure and where do you go to next ?
 
Remember to ask what, where, why and when?  If you still feel you need more info ask for it.
 
I wish I could give you more info but your Dr. is your best source and I am here to support you mentally and reassure you that you are not alone.
 
Kindly,
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msclaus
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   Posted 7/24/2013 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I found this thread after I was told they want to do ablation on me. I have svt and afib caused by a leaky mitral valve. I've only been converted once and the drug did the trick. Most of the time either I can stop it or it stops on its own. The cardiologist put me on Metoprolol 50 Mg but I had severe blood sugar drops so I put myself back on my old Bystolic. This guy seems to be stuck on my taking the Metoprolol and won't even listen to me when I tell him how severe the side effects are. Anyway after hitting the ER last night because the svt wouldn't stop (it did, didn't need the drug), the ER Dr. suggested I meet with my GP to work out starting another beta blocker, which I am this afternoon. I should say I have probably had the leaky valve all my life, it's a tiny leak, and the arrythmias have been happening for over 30 years.

Now they're talking ablation, but I am more than a little hesitant-my daughter-in-law had two ablations done in Salt Lake City by this high power specialist, but neither procedure worked. But then her heart was permanently changed by the procedure, and the sad thing is the SLC docs didn't find the real reason for her problem-an inherited heart malformation. They found that out back here in Montana when they installed her pacemaker six weeks ago. Yesterday they ablated her and completely shut down her nodes and her heart will hereafter be completely dependent on the pacemaker, never to beat on its own. She's 43. I feel if they hadn't messed with her in the first place she wouldn't have gotten as bad as she did. So you can understand my hesitancy to go the ablation route. I am getting alternative care as well as the medical and am not going to rush into anything.

stkitt
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   Posted 7/24/2013 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Welcome to HealingWell. I understand your hesitation to be the first in line to sign up for an ablation. I am glad to know you are seeing your PCP today and looking at different options for medications.
 
Your DIL has been through a lot and I am so sorry to hear that she is 100% pace maker dependent now. 
 
Remember you always have the right to ask for second opinions and should you consider ablation be sure to write all your questions down and get the answers before agreeing to anything.
 
Blessings,
Kitt
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msclaus
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   Posted 7/26/2013 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got a call from my GP. She is taking me off Bystolic and starting me on Diltiazem xr 180 mgs. She said there should be no problem going off the Bystolic cold turkey as long as I go right on the Dilitiazem right away. A little nervous about it, but okay.... I'll check to see if there is a thread about these drugs to get an idea. Wish me luck!

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   Posted 7/26/2013 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Diltiazem is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.

Diltiazem is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders.

Talk with your Dr. re what side effects you may experience taking this medication.

Good luck,

Kitt


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