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Hello all! I have had SVT all my life, but it was not treated until 2014 (I'm 22). In March 2014 I had my first heart ablation, and it didn't work. Then I had another heart ablation in May 2014, but this time the surgeon pumped up my heart sac and burned my SA Nodes inside AND outside of my heart. I was supposed to get a pacemaker durging surgery, but when I came out I didn't have one. The surgeon stated that my heart valve is not shaped correctly, so any further heart surgeries, even ablations, it'll be open heart. I now last week went to my surgeon again stating my heart is fast again and skipping/stopping, but he stated he couldn't treat me. I can't take medications due to asthma, and I weigh 110 lbs so diltiazem etc. made me pass out. I feel a pacemaker is my best option becauase my heart is too fast and it's wearing me out. Has anyone had a pacemaker for SVT? Or open heart surgery while getting a pacemaker? I'm way depressed that a doctor wont treat me when I'm not well, and I've decided to risk my life for a pacemaker WITH open heart surgery, knowing there is a possibility of dying while under. Any advise or support would be amazing. I'm married and talk to my husband and even see a counselor for this, but I still feel alone and lost. Please help?
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