Hi everyone, I found that I had commented in 2012 and had to reset my password. Offhand I would advise you all to have an ablation done. I wish I had I was told I had a murmur at 16. Then at 21 I had an SVT which was said to be PVC. It is true that SVT’s are about the same at AFib.
With echo my Mitral valve showed minor regurgitation which was not supposed to be a problem.I believe it was the reason for the SVT’s. If the E.R. staff does not know what to give you, and some don’t, ask for Adenocard. It will convert your heart at the count of 3 and the drug has to be in your system at that count. I haven’t had any attacks for a long time but almost have.
Fast forward here, I have been on Flecainide for several years with good results, most of the time. The doctors do not like their patients on this drug. I also take Metoprolol for hbp. Flecainide 50 mg. 3 times a day. My feet have been numb for many years also. It may be from this drug. I am sensitive to any kind of pain killer or NSAID, and get some heart skips a short time after taking them, so I can’t take them, other than a small amt. of Percocette for pain.
Several years ago I learned I have leaky valves. All of them ..two pretty moderate. I attribute this to not feeling well, and having to be sedentary. Somewhere in this country there is a hospital who makes sure they find your electrical problem. You are put to sleep and there are two monitors to show what is going on in your heart and they can fix it. I either saw it on You Tube or T.V., and if finances or insurance allow you this, go for it.
When you are sedentary because of the side effects of these drugs, you still will begin to develop other problems, like coronary disease and high cholesterol. I now have a bad leg artery from plaque, and cannot take the drug prescribed. Trental, because you cannot use it if you can’t have caffeine just for beginners.
There are more females who die from heart disease than men these days. We have smaller arteries and are not always listened to.
So get your ablation, even if you are afraid, for you don’t want to live with this and end up like me. I am older now but if I had been fixed, I would feel much better. You need to enjoy life, so take care of your heart. I wish I could go back to those youthful years and give myself that chance to live longer. Onward you must go! Don’t forget to check You Tube to see how others fared with their ablations.