Wednesday, January 12, 2011
We were finally able to get one of her “episodes” recorded last week. She saw the cardiologist yesterday and was diagnosed with SVT-Supraventricular Tachycardias. Basically every heart has cells that fire off electricity flows; this normal operating electrical system is the basis for the heart muscle contractions. Natasha’s heart has a “short-circuit” meaning that cells that are not needed for this electrical flow are firing off which disrupts the normal heart rhythms.
Next week Natasha undergoes a procedure called Cardiac Ablation, she will be “knocked-out” and IV’s will be put into both arteries in her groin, a catheter will then be inserted in the IV’s and will travel up through the arteries into her heart, where the Dr will “map” her cells and identify the ones causing the problems and then cauterize them. This is a same day procedure that will take approximately 2 hours to complete. It has a 95% success rate, which means she will never have this type of issue again in her life.