New Member Gfadell1006 re Cardiac Ablation

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 5/18/2014 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Gfadell posted:
Hi, I just had a cardiac ablation today. I'm 20 years old and have had episodes for 7 months now and they just now were able to find the problem. A week ago I was admitted to ER with
A heart rate of 317. I was wondering how long after this surgery I will still have episodes or symptoms til they are completely gone. And will this surgery get rid of them forever? Or
Just make them less severe? Also I am experiencing crucial pain in my groin and neck where they went in and was wondering how long this would last?

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 5/18/2014 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
From information I have read, some patients experience symptoms of congestive heart failure the first few days after the procedure. These symptoms may include shortness of breath, bloating or what may feel like the symptoms of a common cold. This is normal, but it is important that you call your DR. and seek his advise.  These symptoms are frequently due to water retention and the inflammation caused by the ablation.
It is very common to experience anxiety after an ablation.........if you feel your heart rate is a huge concern perhaps talk to your Dr. re wearing the 24 hour Holter Monitor.
I think it is under-estimated just how psychologically damaged people with arrhythmias become.  It takes time to come to terms with the fact that you have had a heart procedure and the continue irrg beats are alarming.
Stick with us and we will try to help you through your healing process. Remember I am not a physician so do talk with your EP for professional input.

Moderator: Anxiety/Panic
and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.

"She Stood in the Storm & When the Wind Did Not Blow Her Away, She Adjusted Her Sails."

New Member

Date Joined Jan 2015
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 1/19/2015 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a 37 yo woman. I had a cardiac ablation October 7th 2014 due to SVT. My SVT was sudden and new for me. I had undergone enormous stress two days earlier & it came on suddenly at work. I immediately went to the ER where they gave me something in my IV that brought it down immediately, but it didn't feel good, however it worked & for that I'm thankful. I was scheduled to have my ablation Aug but my nerves got the best of me so hence it was done in Oct. I don't remember a thing besides being awakened by the nurse.

My EP doctor said it was 99% successful and I should see him in 6 mos. I saw him in a couple of weeks due to pounding feeling in my chest but he assured me it was only a skipped heartbeat 💓 and it shouldn't continue but that my heart needs time to heal. I haven't had another since and all had been well.

I started back working the end of Nov. 2014 and I try to stay calm in all situations. Today I felt something weird in my chest, like slight pain or discomfort and a hint of fast heartbeat. I called my EP's nurse & left message for advice &/or an appointment. Not trying to assume the worst but it's been going fine for awhile now & I just want things to continue on as such. Advice???

Post Edited (IamABeliever) : 1/19/2015 2:51:05 PM (GMT-7)

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2014
Total Posts : 394
   Posted 2/3/2015 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd talk with your EP, just to be sure, he/she can order a Holter or Event Monitor to be sure to capture whatever you're feeling. Let us know what the EP says.
"You are what you do, not what you say you'll do"
Carl Jung

New Member

Date Joined Jun 2015
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 6/9/2015 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Had ablation April 29, 4 days later had SVT 200 bpm was able to vagal it down. June 9 just had another was also able to get it down. When I asked my doctor all he said was on well I guess your in the 5% that it didn't work for. And yeah Stkitt you are so right. I was starting to feel completely confident working out hard at the gym
but don't know now.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:18 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,995,235 posts in 328,214 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161322 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, GreekGuy94.
304 Guest(s), 10 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
mauricesr, sandyfeet, Ides, physedgirl09, Bohemond, Scaredy Cat, Patulsius, InTheShop, Tall Allen, livin'life