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I don't want you to worry about what you might feel if you do go for the possible ablation. I have had a heart attack and an ablation and I am a 40 yo female. I am also a cardiac nurse and my husband is a nurse anesthetist (CRNA). I can assure you that you will be awake but you will be given very nice drugs per IV that will make it all OK!!! No one who is taking care of you during such a procedure will let you get worked up or anything. If they see you need a little more drugs you will get em!! You will probably be telling jokes or flirtin with the doc instead of worried. I promise!!
Don't be scared!! People who do this sort of thing are so good you will probably want to go again!!
Hi Laura, I really hope your next ablation does the trick!!
I am 40, I am a nurse, I had a heart attack in 2005, and had an ablation for SVT in 07. I know the surprise tachycardia can be so scary. I felt so much better after my ablation and I hope they can figure you out!! Please visit me any time on my SP page. I would like to add you as a friend so I can see how you are doing! Keep us posted!! Good luck!!
Edited by: ALL4LEGGS at: 1/22/2008 (23:19)
Good luck on your produre and I pray for you that this will work this time.
I am a 57 year old women and had an attack last March out of the clear blue sky one morning bed @ 8 a.m. I got up of a sec and went back to bed and all of a sudden I felt weird, and my heart started racing. I waited to see if it would stop and it just kept going. I than called 9ll and in the mean time while I was waiting for the Ambulance I was having this burning sensating going across my chest and arms. Also my fingers and toes were tingling. Than my throat felt like it was starting to close up. I thought I was a goner. Than the amublance came in and put the monitor on me. My heart rate was 160bpm.
They put nitro spray and a pill umder my tonge. I thought I was having a heart attack. After they did that everything stopped. They took me to the hospital and on the way had two or three more of those episodes. I was in the ER and they gave me Cardizum Iv to get the heart rate down.
Finally they admitted me. To make a long story short they did all kinds of tests and come to the conclusion it was a panic attack. I couldn't believe them.
Came home after four days and had several attacks since, but not quite so bad, just bad enough to scare me.
They have me on two beta blockers to keep the rate down. Cariazam and Lorpressor.
The Dr said they might send me to Pittsburgh for an ablation as well to see if it is the electrical system.
Now thaat I wrote all that, I am sorry it took so long.
I just wanted to give you the details so you can compare with me.
Does it hurt, do you know what is going on when they do that. I don't want to feel my heart raceing while they do that test if they still want that test done.
I am scared out of my mind.
I know you had it done so you can tell me how it was.
Last month I had a bad one and almost went to the hospital again. I couldn't breathe well. I struggled to catch my breath. My neck and head felt real wierd as well. What is that all about. Do you ever get that ?
Hey ya'll. I just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Laura. I'm a 20 y/o college student. I have multi-focal atrial tachycardia. Which, basically, means that my heart will jump to 300 bpm with no warning, and often go back down to 60 in the space of 5 seconds. Although I have had times when it stayed that high for hours. My condition is bad enough that I was forced to withdraw from college last March and only started again this week as an online student. I've had 4 cardiac ablations, where they tried to burn the parts that set my heart rate off, three of which in the past year. I have another one schedule for two weeks from now and if that doesn't work, they're going to put in a pacemaker..
Ok, I think that's about it, and if it's a bit of a rant, I apologize. I do look forward to getting to know all of you.