SVT & EPS Ablation

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anxiousamy
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   Posted 6/30/2016 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had two incidents of SVT in the last 6 month and some sinus tachycardia. It was very frightening and I went to the ER where I needed calcium channel blockers to bring my heart rate down. I had a heart monitor but they didn't find anything abnormal.

t am going to have EPS and ablation next week and am feeling anxious and afraid. I have never had surgery before and no matter how much I read about it being a "minimally invasive procedure" the whole thing terrifies me. Also reading that some people have had to have this 3-4 times worries me.

If you have had EPS and ablation for SVT recently, can you share your experience with me? Any tips in preparing for it? Or what to expect? Thanks!

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 7/2/2016 3:30 AM (GMT -7)   
have any questions down for the doc etc. be calm and not afraid. you will be fine. sending positive thoughts.
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anxiousamy
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   Posted 7/3/2016 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! I'm mostly concerned about getting very anxious which I will talk to the anesthesiologist about. Reading about people who have had to have the procedure multiple times is not helping.

SharonZ
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   Posted 7/5/2016 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Amy:

I had an SVT occurrence where my heart rate was 220 bpm, and I was admitted to the hospital. After much testing and visits from a few cardiologists, including an cardiac electrophysiologist, I decided to take their suggestion and schedule an ablation. I'm 55, take no prescription medications, not overweight, low blood pressure, etc. I'm a month post-ablation, and have not had any issues. They will most likely give you something before you go in for the procedure - I was given versed, no problems. I was not anxious, or worried. The most difficult part of the procedure is the doctor mapping your heart to determine where your problem lies. It took roughly 4 hours, I spent 3 hours in recovery and was released the same day.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 7/6/2016 1:09 AM (GMT -7)   
thx for sharing Sharon.
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"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
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