Had my 2nd ablation for paroxysmal AF at the end of September. Seems to have worked this time, however after seven days of having my 2nd ablation I had SVT which I have never suffered from before in my life. I had attacks over three days, the first two reverted within half an hour then on the third day after bending over to pick something up I had another attack. It went on for two and a half hours resting heart rate of 187 bpm. At this stage I was concerned so phoned my GP who told me to dial 999. I was taken to Royal Bournemouth Hospital and after several attempts with various exercises to revert they decided to do a cardio version using Adenosine which worked the first time. My consultant then put me back on Propafenone 150mg three times a day and started me on Bisoprolol 2.5mg once a day. I seem to be tolerating the Bisoprolol quite well, only had side effects for the first three days of taking them and haven't had any SVT attacks since. However after seeing my consultant two weeks ago he now wants me to have a third ablation to cure the SVT, I asked him if the SVT attacks could have just been caused by the ablations I had just had done and was just the heart going through the healing process as there was only two months between having the 1st ablation and the 2nd one. He said no, SVT originates from the right hand side of the heart AF originates in the left and my SVT was now documented from the ECG's I had done so it was definitely SVT and not AF. I am pretty disheartened by this as it now seems I have had one arrhythmia cured only to have developed another one. Has anyone else on here had the same problem.?
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