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I'm super new this site and in need of some advice.
I'm 19 and had my catheter ablation for svt done in January this year. After doing some research prior to the procedure I felt completely okay with going ahead with it as people were saying they were comfortably sedated, only felt a little discomfort and felt as if it's really benefit them. The procedure was nothing like I expected to the point where it became traumatic... I was in so much pain (even after being given approx. 175ml of fentanyl), crying throughout most of the procedure and had nothing explained to me. I burst out crying in the recovery ward afterwards in pure relief it was over
It's now obviously been a few months since the procedure and I'm a bit concerned about the symptoms I'm having as I wasn't given/told much information about what to expect after the procedure...
More recently I've noticed (usually at work) that I become very lightheaded, sweat and/or find it harder to breathe after lifting, squatting, getting up from sitting or even sometimes walking a little faster that usual. This then stops me from what I'm doing so I can take a few moments for the symptoms to go away.
My breathing was almost always shallow and not right before the ablation but now it's gotten to a point where sometimes I have to go outsiders breathe to feel like I'm actually getting oxygen into my body... I was told by my cardiologist that this would clear up after the procedure.
Also I was told that the surgery has a very high success rate and that there's like a 2% chance of needed another ablation. I feel as if I'm in that 2% because my heart feels like it's trying to have an svt episode but it doesn't happen which makes me feel as if they've missed a spot while doing the ablation if that makes sense?
I don't know if I sound silly or not It's just because I wasn't given much information on how long the recovery period actually is and what to expect and can't find a lot to help me... If the ablation did not completely fix the problem, I'm definitely not having another one done purely because of how traumatic it was Maybe I'll have other options.
I hope nobody else has/has to experience what I did.
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