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I'm looking for some advice and possibly reassurance, it's my partner who has SVT and had recently had a bad episode which has led me here.
He is 28 years old and had a catheter ablation done in 2009 due to frequent and long bad episodes one of which exceeded 300bpm, unfortunately that didn't work.
He has never taken medication for it, but since that operation he changed his life style he no longer drinks only very very rarely, in the 7 years I have been with him he had never been hospitalised for SVT as it's usually mild and goes after 10 minutes or so of lying down.
However a few days ago(after a week of much stress) he had an episode that wasn't stopping and getting worse, I called an ambulance as he was very faint, his reading was 210bpm, they took him in and put him on a drip to try and bring it down, it was having no effect and after 4 hours of it getting up to 250bpm they increased the dosage and we started to see results slowly, after 8 hours he reverted back to normal. His discharge notes state AF with RBBB.
They have offered him another ablation but he had refused on the basis that this is the first big episode since 2009. He had refused regular medication and instead chose pill in the pocket.
Suppose I'm looking for reassurance from others who suffer, would you opt for a second ablation? Can stress really trigger this? I'm scared, I feel like he's fragile now and am running around after him hoping it doesn't happen again.
Also we have a 6 month old baby, should she be checked for this condition?
Any advice appreciated
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