Ablation for PVC, PAC, does it work?

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   Posted 4/20/2007 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am 25 years old and have been experiencing PVCs and PACs since I was 16. I did all the Holter Monitering and Electrocardiagrams and the works, all of which showed a normal strong heart so my doctor told me not to worry about it. The only thing is that I get the palpitations constantly and they have increased as I age. Now I am seeing a new Electrophysiologist who wants to run a new series of tests and we are talkig about doing a Catheter Ablation. We are not sure if it is mostly PVCs or PACs that are the problem, nor which side of the heart that they are occuring on, but whatever the case, I am eager to get the ablation because I am tired of having my heart flip out all the time! I feel too "young" to have to worry about having a heart attack! And worse, the palpitations make my pre-existing anxiety condition worse! SO, I was wondering if anybody else out there has what I have and what are their thoughts about ablation? I have read some articles about people getting ablated and then becoming symptomatic again... so I want to know from people if it does actually work and is it really a "cure"?


A bit scared, fed-up, and curious,

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   Posted 4/24/2007 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   


I am Kitt and I am pretty new here yet.  I was sure I respond to this the other day but I must have hit wrong button to post.

I do know of several people that have had this surgery and it has been successful for them.

You must gather all the information from your physician and than decide what you want to do.

Please take care of you.

Depression 25 years, Husband Crohns Disease 30 years
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”
Rosalyn Carter

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