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i suffered from the horribly frightening condition of super ventricular tachycardia from age 13. i was disbelieved for many years. my mum always said id brought it on myself by being naughty,i was told i was having panic attacks and seeking attention.I argued that of all the attention i may want, there were definitely better ways of getting it than this. After a particularly serious attack in epsom, surrey in 1983, a five day stay on intensive care and plenty of injections in my stomach I was diagnosed correctly age 22 and put on verapamil for many years. this usually controlled the attacks but often did not. By chance on a routine appointment to my consultant, anothe locum consultant recommended that i be looked at to have catheter ablation. i was terrified and went on the waiting list. the day eventually came and i went into queen elizabeth, birmingham. I was treated kindly and with utmost care. they understood what i was talking about and i was successfully ablated and cured of my heart condition. no more drugs! no more ambulances! no more terror as my heart used to lurch about and make me faint! go for it. it has changed my life. it didnt hurt and i dont remember much about the procedure because they give you midazolam or 'forgetting' medicine as they call it. the doctors were lovely and the nurses were genuinely kind and caring. i would urge anyone suffering this horrible heart condition to go have an ablation done. fight your fear of the procedure as it is much less terrifying than an attack of SVT! good luck. please believe how good your life will be after the op! x:lol::magic::lol::D:D:D:D
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