Does abalation actually work |||

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I have read quite a lot on the above subject and in the past 10 days have spoken with people who have had the procedure, I am yet to find any one who it worked for and on this site have heard that some people have had the procedure 4 / 5 times.

I am due for an Abalation in the very near future and do not feel convinced that it is the answer.

So my question is does it work, how many times dit it take and if you opted out how have you got on !!!

Regards Ken.

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     This should be interesting. I opted out being a total coward, so have changed my diet radically and am managing on 2 verapamil a day. For the month of June not one episode. I have bought sea buckthorn oil, + magnesium glycinate (which are so huge I grind them up and take a spoonful on my salad daily)- these are supposed to help with heart conditions so maybe it has ? I do not rush about so much, but I do ride daily. the bumping about cured my previous episodes, that went up to 230 on my gadget . . . 
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    Hello Ken,

    I had one ablation procedure about two years ago and have not had a single SVT episode since. No theatre procedure is pleasant I suppose, but I found mine less distressing than one SVT episode of similar duration. It was truly life-changing for me. If your doctor believes you are suitable, then I would strongly recommend it to you. All the best, Ciaran.

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    Hi Maxine,

    The succes rate of ablation depends on the type of SVT you have.

    For AVNRT the succes rates are quite high. For AF it's a bit more complicated.

    When the attacks become invalidating it could be a good option to get rid of the " s**t " forgood.


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    Hi guys,

    Thank you for the information. I believe my situation is a little bit different from most people on here in that firstly I have no symptons what so ever but only found out by chance as I volunteered for a Cardiac trial and they found from ECGs and Blood tests that I have Atrial Flutter, an irregular heart beat.

    I am awaiting as previouisy stated an Abalation, which my GP thinks I should have, but only one and not more if the first one does not work.

    With no symptons you can understand why I am not completely conviniced that I should have the procedure.

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    Hi maxine

    i know your post is a few months old now but thought I would write. I had runs of ectopic beats that were quite debilitating 9 years ago. Every time I went out I needed a chaperone as I always felt that I would faint. Anyway to cut a long story short I had an ablation carried out and yes it was a success. In the past 9 years I have only had one episode of af due to a heavy night out drinking. Was given flecanide and this out me back not normal rhythm. I have had a few episodes lately but this has been triggered by a virus and then getting pericarditis. Good luck. Success is out there. Please let me know how you get or got on. 

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    Good morning guys,

    I have already  given a complete run down of my ablation some where else on this site.

    i had it 5 weeeks ago, it took just over an hour to do and as usual I had no cedation which i would not advise most people to do.

    It was a success and I went home 3 3/4 hours later as one has to make certain that there is not a bleed afterwards.

    I am on warfarin for 3 months before a check up with the cardiologist to confirm that my heart is back in sinus rhythm. 

    Yesterday for the first time at my Boots chemist my INR was bang on at 2.5, so I don't have to have another blod test for 4 weeks and hopefully one more after that and then I am finished.

    Ask any questions you want to about the ablation and I will answer them.

    Good luck every one.


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    Hi caroline, You described the pain well .60 watts of shock treatment.

    I cannot imagine what it's like to be electrocuted.

    Have a good pain free weekend Ken.

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