Had the ablation for pvcs x 2, second time it worked 100%
Like many of you, I suffered with a 15% PVC burden that came on quite quickly in July and was quite symptomatic. Told its ok by my cardiologist(not an ep), you can live with it, won't kill you, but at 15% (15000 pcvs a day) I wasn't getting full blood flow and was very tired nearly every afternoon, needing a nap. Felt much older than my 62 years,as I'm an active guy.
Tried the meds, flecanide, ditilizem, and ALL the supplements, mag, coq-10, etc. Flex was very bad for me, dil didn't work, etc
Heart calm helped but only temporarily. Sought out an ep cardiologist and got an ablation in august after being in the ER in July for near blackouts and strong chest thumping (yea, its concerning) ..it didn't work as the spot needing to be burned was too risky, so they stopped the procedure. .Long story short, I sought out who was recognized as "one of the best" EP Cardiologists in the country and found him at Vanderbilt Cardiology – Dr Stevenson. He's a specialist in complex ventricular arrhythmias, and other ep docs send difficult cases to him. Long story short, I got the ablation a couple weeks ago, woke up with 0 pvcs and haven't had ANY since-hopefully it stay that way. For anyone on the fence, don't suffer, get it done- I have my NORMAL life back…