SVT - Cather ablation advice

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Hi everyone,

So I met with my cardiologist yesterday and he has advised I have the ablation only due to the fact of how I am currently putting my life on hold (too scared to do anything) and not because I actually need it. I am 23 and feel like I am missing out in life as I'm too scared to drink/eat things I shouldn't..

He said my SVT is probably going to take an hour to ablate and should be straightforward. Can anyone please describe to me how this procedure works from start to finish as I really need some positive feedback to sway my mind to go through with this.

Thank you!

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    Hi Hannah,

    Did I understand correctly...your surgeon is willing to perform surgery even though you do not need surgery, willing to do surgery just because you want surgery??

    kind regards

    judith

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      Hi

      Well obviously everyone with SVT should have the ablation if it is affecting their life surely. My surgeon said it is my choice I can live with SVT and be miserable or have the ablataion and live my life as a 23 year old again

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    Hi Hannah,

    have the ablation, living with abnormal heart rythems is a nightmare. You are so young to have your life limited by SVTs. I have an internal defib due to VT and take amiodarone, which is a powerful drug with serious side effects. I would prefer an ablation but my heart wall is too thin so I can't have one. This is probably not really helping you but I just wanted to offer my support. Good luck, live your life to the max. 

    Glynis xx

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    Hi Hannah

    Then you have quite a choice to make...if a surgeon could assure me that the outcome would enrich my life with minimal risk...if I were 23 I would consider all of those years ahead of me....I do have one question for your surgeon...if you face a pregnancy, what are the pros and the cons of surgery versus no surgery.

    You sound like a young lady wise beyond your years,

    May the Goid Lord bless you with the wisdon to make this choice.,,

    kind regards

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