Supraventricular Tachycardia

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Supraventricular Tachycardia
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Sun, 02-21-2010 - 12:51pm
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Sun, 02-21-2010 - 9:26pm

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I'm glad you found us! I'm also glad to know that you finally saw a cardiologist. Your primary may be a great doctor, but circumstances such as yours requires a specialist.


>>He explained doing a procedure where they would stick a wire into my heart and burn the bad parts away.<< I don't have any knowledge about this particular procedure, with exception of what is known as a heart cath. I've had two of those, but I've never heard about "burning the bad parts." I'm not saying here that there isn't such a thing.You seriously need to have that procedure explained in depth by the cardio.


Some tachycardia are "normal" for some people and nothing much is required. However, without knowing that, as in your case, your cardio needs to do some testing before he/she can decide what

 

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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 2:40am

Hi this is my time on this board. I have Wolfee-Parkinson-White Syndrome. And it's normally caught as a infant (95% of the time) and then are the 5%'ers who can live their entire life with no problems, but I also have Grave's disease which made my WPW kick up (made my heart race up to 180 and I was so used to it, it didn't bother me until I blacked out driving home for work one night in 2000) to deal with it they do the wire up in the heart, not really a big deal. (ok so I was 42 when they found mine, and 43 when they did the zippo in my heart) but I was waking up when they doing it and it really wasn't a big deal. The only thing I will tell you is you will need to stay in the hospital over night and that night you will only be allowed to sit up about 45%. Do what the Dr tells you to do. Yes I did beta blockers too and have to be careful of medications.

~Sam

~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 10-11-2005
Mon, 02-22-2010 - 2:58am

>"burning the bad parts."<

Yes when they do heart cath, it's usually to zip and destroy. So her Dr telling to "burning the bad parts." is correct. They are going to burn and destroy the extra pathways (if that's what is wrong in her heart. I had 3 extra pathways that were in the area of my heart that looks like a triangle, each pathway ran from top to bottom of each side. They originally thought I had 10 to 15 pathways. I am doing so much better now that I'm no longer on any heart meds.

~Sam

~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 6:14pm
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