Beta blockers or another ablation?

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Hi, I'm 22 nearly 23 I was diagnoses with SVT 3 years ago and had an ablation quite swifty afterwards as my heart reached 234 beats a minute - when it was caught that is! And I was also collapsing with it - one day as many as 7 times in the space of a few hours! I had the ablation and I thought it was all ok. However I still kept collapsing and was put on fludrocortisone which raises my blood pressure as it would drop, yet I still kept collapsing.. Not as much but still. I then had a reveal device put in my chest a year and a half ago to monitor my heart rate and it will record anything over 170 bpm.. A year ago it started to pick up my heart rate going to 190 bpm and about six months or so ago I was told my svt was back. I have been put on bisoprolol but it makes me so tired all the time and restricts what I can and cannot do. I don't know whether to come off my beta blockers or not and I don't really know how to suggest it and justify it to my cardiologist seeing as now I'm on beta blockers I'm not having any episodes. I personally would like another ablation so I don't have to be on meds for life and I don't want all the restrictions on my life. Any suggestions would be great as I really don't know what to do.

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    Hi Gemma. I have found that bisoprolol makes me tired but I would rather be tired than to experience bad bouts of AF and rapid heart beat. You are young so I suppose you have to work and I am retired so can have a nap in the day time if I need it. I was put on carvidolol which did not make me tired but it didnt really control my heart beat or my BP. I hope you get it sorted soon, you could ask your cardiologist if you could try Carvidolol as an alternative. Good Luck.
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    Hiya

    I've had SVT diagnosis for about 3 years. Was on Bisoprolol on low dose but had several side effects I didn't like. They switched me to Verspamil 80mg x 3 and I haven't had an incident in last 3 months and last one was mild . Minor side- effects: a little tingling in my hands. Everything else ok. Am on waiting list for ablation but am anxious about risks. I'm 59. I'd ask about Verapamil.

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      I was prescribed it for hypertension as all the other drugs had given me bad side effects. I was initially on 240 mg of modified release verapamil (brand name Securon SR) it was ater increased to 240 mg twice a day but later reduced to 240 mg when I was  prescribed Losartan.

      I did not have SVT but I did/do have ectopic heart beats. 

      I developed aortic stenosis and then AF after my aortic valve was replaced. At that point verapamil was stopped and I was prescribed a beta blocker, amiodarone and warfarin.

      After cardioversion the beta blocker was stopped. The surgeon said that

      I could stop amiodarone and warfarin after staying in sinus rhythm for six months. The cardiologist did not agree:-) I eventually stopped them due to side effects and went back to aspirin. 

       

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