SVT/AF advice

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It will help if i start with my story so far sorry to bore you smile.

Since 16 i unknowingly had SVT just thought my heart was knackered or anxiety. I put up with it for 7 years but noticed it was getting far far worse to the point of near unconsciousness (when the heart would stop the rapped beats and regulate).

Went to docs for the first time 7 years later and had cassete, ecg etcetera...... not one episode of svt having the tech hooked up so did get the impression of i was lying.

2 weeks before my wedding, at work doing appraisal 'yay sad' i had an episode, it shortly after resided, however it did not return to sinus and felt very lumpy (iirregular) it was like this several hours later so decided to call 111, they advised to go Bath RUH A&E.

got there, ecg very fast service which gave clear evidence i was in A/F i was tachy 1 second brady the next , i was then given a drip to rectify this which it did about 1.5 hours later. I was the passed to overnight watch as i was in sinus ryhtym, went to the toilet and BAM! SVT with vengeance back to A&E then it rectified then back again this happened repetitively, any time i stood up.

Various docs and consultants seen me throughout the night, they decided Bristol hospital would be best for me and i was ablated the very next day he said i had something similar to WPW but didnt go into to much detail apart from he hit it good and hard so very successful ablation.

I had A/f for a little while after and was prescribed beta blocker and was also given 72 hour tape , 3 months later i was discharged And i felt perfect with regular exercise.

4 months after discharge (a few days ago) my heart has gone in to a/f wtf!?.....a&e said it is regular with atopic beats so have given me more beta blockers which are working but is this normal this long after ablation?

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    Hi Ric

    I can't give you an answer but I really do understand what your going through. Mine has only been a year but my life is so different. It's when I bend down eat to much the stupid things that are just normal day to day. Stuff. I hope you get sorted just have faith take care


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    It's not really normal. Some forms of wpw, especially avrt can lead to af. Ablation of the accessory pathway should resolve the af and svt. However, sometimes in older patients (older being not that old, >40) the af remains. If that's the case, and you are having af and not svt, this will require additional treatment if symptomatic
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      Ive just turned 24, ablated at 23.

      i thought i was past the bad stuff and was focusing on a svt/af free life .

      What i do not understand is how i went 5ish months without aby issue then all od sudden problematic once more.

      I do however do HIIT on the tread mill ive done this since ablation to build cardio health and that has been fine but the otherday just before the issues i decided to do long distance on 8kmh which hurt my chest. Could this be the issue although i would of thought slower and longer would be less traumatic? ?????

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      Could be the pathway was incompletely ablated...also these pathways also sometimes associated with another svt, Avnrt. I don't think the pain is related at all. I would do another ambulatory monitor
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