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I was just diagnosed with svt, atrial tachycardia, last month. Started having symptoms 6 months ago but it was only happening once a month, until last month, then it was happened every day sometimes 3-4 times. And it mainly hit me at night while i was sleeping. Would wake from a dead sleep to my heart rate at 200bpm. Was first put on metroprolol which made me super dizzy and naseous to where i couldn't eat anything and was losing weight. Then they put me on diltiazem which wasnt stoping the episodes. So then after a night in the hospital and 5 episodes being caught on the monitor they started me on flecainade, which helped with my episodes but the side effects were keeping me from my day to day life as a stay at home mom. So two weeks ago they decided ablation would be a good idea cause my body is so sensitive to medicines and my quality of life has been horrible. My dr said success rates for this type of tachycardia starts in the 70% range depending on where the spot is on my heart and said if its on the back side of my heart it will be harder to get to and that thats when a better chance for complications happens. He said that its only 1% chance of any major complications though. And that its a low risk procedure. But im still terrified and cry everyday cause im mainly scared of dying from the procedure. I dont want to leave my kids :'( my ablation is in 2 days, may 12th. Was wondering if i could hear some stories from any of you who have had the ablation done and your thoughts and expirences.
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