My update

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It's been 2 and 1/2 months since my 1 and only SVT episode and having my pacemaker put in to keep them from happening again and I have to say I feel great. That was the best medical decision I've made. I'm also glad I've joined this group. It's nice to read others stories. Thanks group for all the advice.

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    You had a pacemaker put in after one SVT episode?   That's an unusual course of action for SVT management.  Which country are you in?

     

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      Annie56356 I'm from the USA and yes, I was given the option to either go on Beta Blockers to regulate my heart rate. After my ablation it rested at 52 so I wanted to be fixed and not take a bunch of meds. So I opt for the pacemaker which keep a it regulated and won't allow it to go into a SVT even if it tried.

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    Ok sure that makes sense.  Sorry to hear that you had to end up with the pacemaker though  sad    Does that mean you have to be on blood thinners for the rest of your life?  
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      I did have a choice to get a pacemaker. I didn't have to have it. I didn't want to take the beta blockers. Not a sure guarantee and I know me I would worry all the time if it's working. With the pacemaker i know it won't allow a SVT to occurr. Nope not on any blood thinners. Just a baby aspirin a day and my regular diuretic I was taking before this happened. 😊

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    I think it's great to not have to take beta blockers, some of them can make you feel terrible, PS the baby asprin is a blood thinner.

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