I had a ventricular septal repair done when I was 5. My earliest memories are going to the cardiologist (not exactly happy ones)... Surgery was a complete success (ground breaking at the time) and I was released from care. Had three kids without any complications. Last month, after a day and a half of feeling really tired after any exertion I drove myself to the hospital. My heartbeat was 267. Diagnosed with a flutter, a fib and SVT. Three days and a boatload of meds later, I reverted back into normal rhythm (skipping the cardioversion by hours). Doctors are convinced that the repair on my heart as a child caused scar tissue which caused the flutter. Untreated (had no symptoms) caused the other problems. Scheduled for ablation to treat the flutter next month. Most of the ablation comments I have read have been to correct a fib. Anybody had it to treat flutter?
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