Hi, this is my first post! I'm 52 years old and have finally got a diagnosis of SVT. I believe I have had this condition since I was 12 and after my children were born it became more and more troublesome. I discovered how to stop them before I ever even talked to a doctor about it. I never thought I'd it as something wrong - just something to deal with! It wasn't until I had a major event while driving that I couldn't stop that I rang my GP. Unfortunately I was nowhere near a hospital. Anyway I'm rambling 😊
So seeing an ECG for the first time of my latest event (250 bpm) was amazing and I was treated like a VIP in the emergency department. It was such a contrast to other visits where some an unkind staff member suggested I stop wasting hospital resources. 😕 Believe me, hospital is the last place I want to be!
So I am on 2.5 bisoprolol for the past ten days which seems to suit me well enough and am awaiting a consultation with a view to ablation. My resting heart rate has gone from 62 to 52 so far.
I have had some pain in my heart which I never had before which has worried me a bit. I guess I'm a bit scared about the whole thing and feel that this condition has deteriorated in the past five years and I don't know where it's going to end. Hopefully with an ablation and or medication. I worry about what damage has been done to my heart by these events. Hopefully I will have a better picture when I get a full consultation done.
I'd love to hear from others regarding dealing with the fear and anyone whose had an ablation.