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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/27/2007 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this website - I found it when I was researching Cardiac Ablation.  Here's my story in a nutshell:
I'm 43 and have been completely healthy my whole life...until January 2007, when I felt my heart beat "wrong" while exercising.  It happened a couple more times and I went for my first visit to the ER in early February.  I was admitted to the hospital for observation and released with a diagnosis of Tachacardia.  I found a great Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist and went through a battery of tests to discover that my heart is structurally normal, my only problem is electrical.
I am currently on medication, but now have "episodes" all day long - they generally last less than 5 seconds.  I have finally come to the realization that I'm not going to die, but if I have a bunch in a short time period, I start to feel bad (headache, weak, nauseous).
I am scheduled to have an Ablation next Friday and as the day gets nearer, I'm getting more and more nervous!  As I read stories of people with various different types of Tachacardia and Ablation, the stories of their symptoms seem much more severe than mine. 
I guess I'm just looking for some reassurance that I'm not jumping into this procedure too soon, or am I just lucky that my EP thinks he knows where the problem is and that it can be fixed without having to my having to live with this problem for years?

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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 4031
   Posted 4/27/2007 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Annie, Welcome to HW :-)

I am sorry that your having all these problems.  I havent had to have an ablation so I cant be of much help to you there but there are many members here who have and I am sure they would be more then willing to give you some input on this.  I too have an electrical problem with my heart...I have sick sinus syndrom and bradycardia which is low heart rate.  I am 33 yrs old and have a pacemaker but, my problems are mostly caused by an neurological disorder.

Anyway, I do hope you keep posting there are many support people here who are always willing to help.  Take care

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 5/2/2007 4:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, sorry to hear about your problem, I have just had a ablation for the second time, and 95% that i am cured :D. If you have anything u want to ask please feel free to email me.

Take Care xxx

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