Hi so I'm new to all this and feeling pretty beaten down and overwhelmed.
29 year old started with palpitations, dizziness, vertigo , shortness of breath before Christmas very intermittent/rare so didn't go for investigations until may. Results showed nothing abnormal but ectopic beats for which a cardiologist in hospital was extremely rude about and told me he deals with them every day and to basically get over it?! Anyway ..
Bought a kardia as advised by my cardiologist and managed to capture 160bpm "possible AF" episode for which I was diagnose straight away with SVT and put on verapamil 240mg SR daily. Ablation was mentioned.
A week later following a night shift and I'm in A&E with AF They discussed cardioverting with me but luckily called my cardiologist first who advised 100mg flecainide stat which reverted me in an hour to two.
So I was sent home with
50MG flecainide BD
Verapamil 240mg SR daily
And xarelto 20mg daily.
Now I'm awaiting an ablation but the side effects of the meds are pretty much wiping me out, insomnia, nausea, tight chest. I've asked to reside the flecainide and I'm awaiting a call from my EP.
I suppose I'm just looking for some positive reassurance that ablations can work?. My EP seems to be pretty certain that this will all be over in a few weeks/couple months but there seems to be few stories of ablations actually working 100%?