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I had to have the ablation immediately since I was rushed to the ER both times it happened. Adenosine was used both times because they were unable to control it themselves and too much time had passed which becomes life threatening.
I've had side effects ever since & I cannot determine wether or not it is normal. When I do, I call them "misfires" - it feels like my heart is rerouted because of my extra circuit (I would reach 220 bpm when in SVT) but then it stops and drops. It feels like it is trying to hop onto the wrong route but is deflected on the inside. When I check my pulse, it feels as though i skip a beat. Some aren't distracting but some make me feel like I could leap up and out of bed it is so "shocking"
It is so hard to explain it but I know here that someone might have the same post-op side effects. At least I am hoping so. Since the surgery I have never fully gone back into SVT, but what it feels like ever since, is that it is TRYING to. sometimes I don't feel these "misfires" for weeks, and sometimes I feel them all day. I have tried everything for trail and error elimination. As we know, alcohol, caffiene, smoking, etc. can make it worse...but now I starting to wonder if the Dr didn't fully ablate the electrical map of the extra circuit. It feels like my heart is sendin gthe message in the wrong way but only makes it so far (to where it was burned) and then bounces back - resets - and then beats normally. IF I have several dozen of these in a row, I get light headed and dizzy. I have never gone back into a 200+ bpm though. I'm so confused but so curious if anyone out there has had similar experiences.
At times, I am freightened that it is pushing it's way back to the route that has been burned off. Like it one day will push through the very old scar tissue and reoccur....wondering if I will just be uncomfortable for the rest of the life......
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