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Jun 25, 2016 · What can be done to restore my energy level after ablation? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thanks to all who sent a comment on my condition. I had a second ablation on June 13 which did not clear my ventricular tachycardia problem. The electrophysiologist said that another procedure, much more complicated, would be to go “behind the heart” to search for a source of irregular electrical impulses. This is not recommended if the condition is not too disabling. I am 77 years old and, although at times, I feel “crummy”, I’ll try to live with it.

May 27, 2016 · What can be done to restore my energy level after ablation? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I saw my Electrophysiologist yesterday. He did an EKG showing that the ventricular tachycardia remains the same as before my last ablation. Since the medication (beta or calcium blockers) seems to be ineffective, he recommended a second ablation (that time it will work!!). Should I get a second opinion? Is it better to stay with the team that did the first ablation, although they didn’t stop my arrhythmia? I hesitate to change the EP team as they already have an experience with my heart.

May 24, 2016 · What can be done to restore my energy level after ablation? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I had an ablation done on May 6. It lasted 6 hours. It did not clear my tachycardia. I still have a low pulse count (around 35). Metoprolol and Verapamil were tried but do not seem to work. I am seeing the Electrophysiologist after tomorrow but I wonder if there is anything else that can be done to restore my energy level. I feel sluggish and unable to maintain a high energy activity. After the procedure I was told that the source of the rogue contraction was not in the left ventricule but, probably, “on the other side” of my heart. What does that mean?