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?