Issues after catheter ablation?

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Hello! I'm a 16 year old female and I had an ablation about 7 months ago for my supra ventricular tachycardia. My cardiologist told me that it was a success and I was healed. Only issue is I'm still having problems. I even went back to him and had an EKG, chest x ray, blood test and wore an event monitor for 30 days. He said nothing was wrong with me. So the issue is I'm still having awful palpitations, sorry of breath and I'm dizzy when I stand up. I also have what feels like my heart is trying to go into svt bit it just palpitates bad. My heart palpitates every time I exercise, get my heart rate up, bend over, or it just happens whenever. Should I be worried? I'm really scared something went wrong. What if I have a pulmonary embolism or an irregular heartbeat? Im actual really worried about the pulmonary embolism. I'm always short of breath and dizzy.

Can someone please help me out? I'm short on money and can't afford to keep going back to the cardiologist. Should I be worried?

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    U could get a second opinion I would not worry it could take a year to heal I had mine overs year ago and still have all that they don't know why breathing still not right but remember everyone is different urs might go away when ur heart heals it's hard to ignore but I still press on I refuse to let it stop me from living I was sick and wasn't living for anyone before my ablation I was bad svt just stopped me then I got up off my couch and dealt with it they say it's gone I know my heart is in rhythm I may be like this forever medicine make me worse I have a loop recorder in my chest it's better then eggs monitors I do get good days when I feel like me and it feels so good I think that makes it easier to deal when it's bad so just keep living I'm here if u need to talk

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    Hi Micaela,

    It's probably just benign ectopic beats which is nothing to be concerned about. That said, if you want to be sure, you might get a Kardia Mobile portable ecg device that works with your smart phone. Unlike a regular event monitor, you can keep the Kardia with you all the time so if something concerning happens you can then take an ecg of it. Documenting an event take the guess work out of things. If it's something to be treated then you will be treated. If it's benign, then the Kardia will be reassuring.

    Jim

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