Hello - newly diagnosed and just had an ablation yesterday

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The doctor closed 2 pathways and had to use cryo ablation because one extra pathway was a millimeter from the "good" pathway and he couldn't risk using heat.  I was diagnosed a few months ago at 51 years old. I've been living with 30+ arrhthmia episodes per day for many years, but they got even worse at the end of last year and I started getting dizzy and lightheaded regularly.  I just thought it was middle age, or menopause, or something like that.  Go figure. So far, so good - my hear's a little sore and of course the insertion site is tender, but I'm wondering how quickly you were able to return to exercise?  I was hoping to resume within a few days but the only advice I can find is for patients who've had ablations for other reasons and natually have a longer down time.  Thoughts? Advice?  Many thanks. 

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    According to what they say online, seems that they recommend to wait few weeks before you back to excersicing. Since you had the ablation done, may I ask, how was the whole experience? Painful? Any advice? I have an appointment in Aug.
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      Hi there - it was not painful at all.  There was minor tenderness at the incision site for a few days and I slept like a log days 2-4 (apparently due to how I process anesthesia) but I had no complications and got back to exercising a week later. Best of luck with your surgery.  It's amazing not to have any flutterings and knockings, and my circulation is so much better now that my heart is beating consistently.

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      Thanks for ur responce. Im glad your doing much better. Im scared go get the ablation done. I hope everything comes out great and i can move on with my life.
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      Best of luck. This is one of the lower risk procedures you can do, and I was fully asleep for everything except the IVs going in (ick!).  No pain at all and easy recovery.
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    Hey everyone. I'm 27 I was diagnosed like two day ago. This may sounds crazy but should I really accept that diagnose or wait until I see a cardiologist next week? And how did you all feel when you first found out?

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      Hi there - hopefully by now you've had the appointment with your cardiologist.  You'll definitely want to do that, even though it probably won't change the diagnosis.  I felt amazed, mostly because I didn't find out until I was 50, but I also felt relieved because I quickly learned that it's treatable.  I have a friend who's been living with it for years. She hasn't had an ablation yet.  In my case, I started fainting a lot so I had to do something. The cardiologist didn't recommend medication and didn't think I should "wait and see," but I'm sure every case is different.  Interesting note - the regular cardiologist I saw made a huge deal about it and basically said I could drop dead at any moment (think I've mentioned this before). The specialist basically rolled his eyes and said I was in no more danger of sudden death than anyone else my age/health.  You'll definitely want to see a cardiologist, and likely one who specializes in electrical issues.  Good luck.

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      I went and saw a cardiologist and in fact he told me that the diagnose was correct. I have to wear a monitor for a month. He just wants to see how much of a risk. He doesn't want me to do the procedure unless it's extremely bad. At times I tend to get very dizzy. That's really it, he was very informative.

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      When I saw the cardiologist on Oct 18th she told me I need to go in again,and if I have any symptoms go to the hospital. I was diagnosed on Sept 6th. And was told I needed to have a ablation done in the hospital for one week,my home hospital then sent to another hospital they don't do the procedure yet so off to another hospital 12 hrs from home, when Inhad my first  ablation it was still there so they tried again while I was still under,they told me they got it but on the Friday they told me Inhad to go in again because it was still there so went in again on the Monday but they couldn't set it off,so I went home after he told me 95% sure they got it the first time. So my fear is I'll get down there and it won't work again!

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      Rhonda that's one thing I don't want to constantly have to deal with. I hate hospital and etc. it's scary to me. From what my doctor told me, it won't kill me. Which is good but should I really trust your word? So I'm just at that point where I honestly just want to leave it alone unless they tell me it's gotten severe. I'll wear this monitor for the month and go from there but it's so frustrating. Healthy 27 year old and you tell me I have a condition with my heart?! Like what the heck!

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      Good morning,I'm 55 and had symptoms for years! The last 2 were 6or 8 was apart,the last one my boss made me go to the hospital and within 10mins of being at the hospital I was told I wasn't having a heart attack good thing! The Dr. suspected it was WPW. The got ahold of the hospital 1 1/2 hrs away but they didn't know much so that's when they passed it on to the other hospital 5hrsaway and was flown there,I was told they had read about WPW but not seen anyone with it,and it turn out that hospital wasn't doing ablation yet,so flown to another hospital (12hrs from home). And the Drs said I was in a danger zone my last two have totally changed from all my other ones and I usually have 2-3 a year but have had 3 in the last 6months.I'm going to the cardio specialist on the 23rd of this month so we'll see what they say, my niece who is 17 was told she has P.O.T.S but now my sister is wondering if it's not P.O.T.S. I had always put my attacks to meds I take I'm on thryroid meds and have never really taken them properly and if you don't you can have racing heart,but the last one I was taking my med properly because I new the one before I was not,so I guess it wasn't my meds.I would like to get it fixed I don't like the feeling and lasting way to long.so we'll see what the dr says

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