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I am a 68 year old male. Between 5 and 10 years ago I was suffering from occasional very brief chest pains lasting a second or less, plus some odd chest discomfort which made me think there was something wrong with my heart. These continued and I made several visits to my GP and hospital but I was told that my heart was fine in spite of my symptons. One morning five years ago, I got out of bed and stood up and my heart began racing. I had no pain, but I was very worried and I drove to my local surgery and asked for an immediate ECG as my heart was still racing. They then confirmed svt. The hospital said it was typical AVNRT. A later echocardiogram confirmed that my heart was strucurally normal. I was put on 2.5 mg of bisoprolol and 75 mg of aspirin per day. As my svt persisted in spite of the betablockers and my dislike of them I finally had an ablation on the 23rd December 2014. I felt no pain during this procedure, and none since. In fact I feel a new man although it is only 5 days since I was cured. I am keeping my fingers crossed, and hope that no svt, palpitations or pvcs occur in the coming weeks and months. I recommend the procedure for any persons considering it, and I am very grateful to the brilliant consultant and staff.
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