Finally got to see an EP in Sydney for a 2nd opinion regarding medication and ablation…my local Cardiologist had sent him my first results from 2half years ago which led to some surprising results from him, as these showed AF when induced., not SVT. He more or less told me in polite terms I am too old for an ablation I am 73yrs and recommended Flecinide and Bisoprol I am currently on Amiodarone 100mgs. I explained that I had both SVT and AF one with the fast irregular heart beat and one with fast regular heart beat., He told me that I couldn’t have both and also told me not to go too far into the technicalities of the condition, but that is exactly what I need to do, otherwise how will I know what it actually is.
On my return home I looked at three major hospital discharge notes and one mentioned SVT and another one Ventricular, with further notes on Atrial Tachyarrhythmia with Aberrency..I researched these with the Flecinide and discovered that it shouldn’t be used for Ventricular Hypertrophy.
I saw my local Cardiologist and asked him to explain why he didn’t send the current discharge notes and what do I really have- his explanation was that SVT was an umbrella and I have AF? He didn’t agree with the use of Flecinide, but suggested I reduce the Amiodarone to 50mgs per day.
The thing that really irks me is that if it was just SVT than an ablation might work as I wanted to get off Amiodarone now I have no other option but to keep on taking Amiodarone. I need to stress that my episodes have not been major for the last few months due to the Fodmap diet, and I just might end up not taking anything – Oh he did say I needed an event monitor – why do I need this when I record all of my events? I really could do with some expert advice here.
Sorry about the long post but have been trying to sort this out on my own and I’m not doing too well