Heart raced the other day after ablation success.

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My heart raced the other day. I had a successful ablation about two months ago. Anyway I called an ambulance, of course by the time I got in it came down, asked about the EKG they said it looked normal still. I do suffer from anxiety and stress of course. I got to the hospital and they also did an EKG and they said it was normal and that it was my anxiety that made that happen. After that I talked to my EP team and they didnt seem to worried about it or at least they haven't called me back to tell me something is wrong or I need to be put on a monitor. Just last week I had a echo done and they said it came out great. I didn't think anxiety would cause my heart to race. Has anyone had this happen after their ablation?

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    Anxiety causes a rush of adrenaline which causes your heart to race in sinus rhythm.  

    Great to hear that your ablation was a success.

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      Thank you and sure does. I'm on anxiety meds for now to help with my anxiety so far it's helping. I'm hoping I can eventually handle it on my own and not be dependent on it.

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      Yeah but on a very low dose 0.5 clozanepam. Now I'm on paxil 12.5 a day and 1mg clozanepam as needed. Its helping as it seems my heart rates have been a little better. Plus the other day I was put on a 24hr monitor. I'm waiting for the results.

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      That is interesting. Last June I had an unsuccessful ablation.  The EP specialist thinks it was because I was on clozanepam.  Hated to be one of the 3%  of being unsuccessful.

      he wants to do the ablation again, but I have to be free of the clonazepam and trazodone.  Not nice weaning off

      I started at .5mg of Clon and am down to .125 mg  and

      started at 75 mg. of Trazodone and am down to 50 mg

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      He just said he thinks it was the Clon. He has only had 2 procedures in 11 years that did not work. The other guy who;s did not work was so anxious that they gave him a sedation.

      Of all the hundred's of these procedure he hs done, you would like other people were or had been on something.

      i am not sure what you are asking me in the next comment.  

      They could not find the irregular circuit during the mapping.

      I still get tachey. Hope I have answered you question

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      Oh okay and to my luck just last night my heart raced again, this time I didn't go to the er as I managed to bring it down on my own and I didn't feel lightheaded or short of breath. I checked my pulse and it was at 161, bp at one point was 140/111. But it Went down quickly. I'm gonna have to give me ep a call.

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    It could be another path was formed I was ablatec unsuccessful unfourtnely
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      Could be, but I dont have a monitor or a EKG that can catch it they will keep saying it's anxiety. I tried to tell my ep what's happening but they don't seem too concerned. My GP actually gave a 24hr monitor but of course nothing happened, I'm trying to get my ep to get me a 30 day one. Other thing is other people in other forums say this is normal as the heart healing so I keep hearing different things from different people.

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