Dear Queen 1978: Sounds like you had my ablation!
My arrythmias are very easily induced and cannot be controlled well during caths & ablation. They had to back off. It shounds like your main arrythmia may be in the same
location as mine ... the Bundle of hiss. Extremely hard to get to and excellent chance the SA & AV nodes will be knocked out & you're given a pacemaker. What's bad is that the pacemaker will not be the backup for your heart, but rather is the only thing that keeps the heart beating (according to my cardiologist). I can live w/arrythmias a lot better now knowing what the alternative would be ... the thought of having a carwreck & having the bag explode & hit my chest would kill me. Have you tried Betapace? This is an excellent med for controlling several arrythmias. I went in for a cath on 11-16-06, but they had to back off because of the arrythmias. HR & BP back under control, seeing cardiologist on 12-6-06 and will be attempting another cath for angioplasty & stent soon after. I'm 5'4", 130 lbs, active (until recent months), and looking at me you would think I was the picture of health. I eat healthy & exercise, had excellent cholesterol control until recently. Family history hit hard! I am now also diagnosed w/coronary artery disease. The plaque blkg is only 60%, but due to arrythmias, causing a lot of chest pressure & pain between shoulder blades. Again, I will be wide awake during the procedure. I'm terrified, but more terrified of having the plaque become worse & have heart attack or stroke. I know the arrythmias are going to go flying, just hope to get angioplasty & stent done before they go out of control.
Too bad we can't have someone we trust to hold our hand during the procedure.
Hope you are doing better!