Two weeks post cardiac ablation with weird symptoms.

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Dovy
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   Posted 7/13/2017 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone,

I had SVT attacks since I was 15 but I did not think much about it because I was able to bear down and shut off my fast and regularly pounding heart in a minute or so. Fast forward to a little over one month back from now I had another SVT attack while doing sprints and I was unable to break it. Ended up in the ER 24 hours later and they couldn't break my SVT either. The weird thing about this SVT attack is that it started the same way beating regularly, fast and hard but as I was unable to break it with bearing down the rythm started almost evolving into a rhythm that would stay between 75 bpm and 150 bpm (higher when standing). A few days later I got cardioverted back to sinus rythm of about 60 bpm at rest (I am fit and normally stay around 55 bpm resting)
So I ended up staying in sin us rythm for a little over a week and was back to living normally until I decided to go to the pool and jumped in the water thus turning on my SVT again. I got just absolutely terrified and rushed out of the pool back to my house. Swallowed a metoprolol pill and layed in bed until I fell asleep. Woke up having a fairly low pulse around 59 bpm but whenever I stood up I would increase my heart rate to 89-99 bpm (not normal for me). So fast forward again to two weeks before now where I got my ablation hoping all these simtoms would finally be over. The EP found AVNRT while in the procedure and created 7 burns that he said successfully fixed my SVT attacks.
Since the ablation I have had some odd symptoms. The problem of my heart rate going up quite a bit when standing up from from 50-60s to 85-90 after standing up is still there and that makes me feel weak for a few minutes but it goes away. Is that gonna get better?
Also after standing or walking for a little I get this feeling of something sitting deep in my throat (collar bone level) sometimes my chest gets a little tight and sometimes I get this weakness/nauseous feeling in my chest area. Also get palpitations when sitting down quickly or standing up. I can feel my heartbeat well when laying still. Slight left chest pain/discomfort is also felt from time to time but happens every day. Is anything that I mentioned seem odd or unusual two weeks post ablation? How long did you have symptoms after your ablation if you had one? What should I do?



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SharonZ
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   Posted 7/14/2017 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dovy:

I've had a cardiac ablation, and was also cardioverted with a heart rate of 220 for over 4 hours. Did your surgeon explain to you that you might have symptoms similar to before the procedure, as there is a healing process involved - it can sometimes be several months. Do you also suffer from anxiety? I've found that the best thing to do is not check your heart rate all the time, it will drive you nuts. Normal resting heart rate is usually between 60-80 bpm. You aren't considered to have tachycardia until your heart rate is over 100. I was told not to worry until my heart rate is over 150 for a 1/2 hour or more. I'm not sure about your other symptoms, but maybe you should contact your surgeon's office to discuss your concerns.

Good Luck,

Sharon

Dovy
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   Posted 7/14/2017 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for you reply Sharon,

I didn't get to talk much over what to expect other than to avoid any emotional and physical streason for a week and then I could start having short walks after that. No exercising for a month. I just stayed in the hospital over night and got released the next day without much information. I gave myself a lot of anxiety since all of this started and now worried at least a little every day because I don't know what's normal and what's not. But I only worry once I feel something not normal with my heart. Thanks again for your response.

SharonZ
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   Posted 7/14/2017 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Dovy

Why not call your surgeon's office and ask to speak with their nurse? It might actually make you feel better to speak to a medical professional. We can't tell you whether what you are experiencing is normal, everyone is different. I actually had my ablation as an out patient. I went in early in the morning and was released later in the day. Also, there are some people that have needed to have a repeat ablation.

Sharon
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