post SVT surgery 2 yrs later

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Im an 18 yr female and I have had  SVT surgery. that was 2 yrs ago. the procedure worked for about 3 wks and after that it just stopped working. i have latly have had some heart problems where my heart will race fr no appaent reason. it sucks!! i was put on a heart monitor for 24 hours and i got it off on friday and it's now tuesdy and i have not gotten the results back....yet. i was wondering you guys think? what do you suggest if this keeps up?

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    Hi Rachael. I had my ablation about 12 months ago and now have the same issue. I discussed these racing episodes with mr Dr but he doesn’t seem concerned. From what I can gather, the problem electrical nerves can re-grow but it may be too soon. Other than that, I am at a loss.
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    the ablation is not 100% successful because the pathways do regrow, beta blockers are the best treatment. I have 25mg metoprolol twice daily and it prevents & stops my svt episodes. because svt always comes back thats why I'm not having it done

     

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    Rachel, So sorry this has happened. I've had an ablation over 10 years ago and it came back but not as SVT, but Inappropriate sinus Tach.  Similar symptoms but not the rapid heart beat. It's something they cannot ablate and that's very frustrating. I have to change my lifestyle and take meds. I have a loop recorder implanted and will have to see what is found in years to come. You might be in for a rough ride but I'm right beside you. You could request a loop recorder implant. It's super tiny and could reveal better results. Good luck and take care. 

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         My first ablation was not successful, Rachel, and in fact worsened my SVT. I'm 10 months after my second ablation and SVT free.  I was extremely disappointed after my 1st, but am now extremely pleased after my 2nd.  I completely understand the "suckiness" of your situation.  I felt and said same (and stronger) many times when my 1st didn't work.  Still, if you are eventually told that a 2nd ablation would have a good probability of curing you, I strongly encourage you to consider having it done.  I don't miss my ER visits at all.  Best of luck to you, and take care.   

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