I am 60 and have been aware of my SVT for more than two years although I was only diagnosed last summer. The 'fluttering' in my chest would come and go quickly and never really bothered me. For a long time I thought it was related to indigestion. After a slightly longer episode accompanied with dizzyness and a mild panic attack I saw my GP and was eventually diagnosed. The doctor and I agreed no treatment was necessary at the time. In January I had a prolonged episode and ended up in A&E when after 3 hours they brought my heart rate down from 220 to normal. since then I have been on a low dose of 1.25MG of Bisoprolol and saw a ElectroPhysiologist and agreed to be scheduled in for an ablation. I have had frequent 'fluttering' lasting seconds, almost daily, but no episodes, until four weeks ago, when they stopped. This coincided with me resigning from my job, which was largely in Denmark and required a lot of frequent travel from the UK. I am still on the beta-blockers and taking roughly the same exercise (daily cycling, walking, gardening), but no flutters! I've been given a date for the ablation but am now wondering if the stress of full time working and lots of train and plane travel have contributed to the SVT. I am reasonably fit and am unsure of the effect of the ablation on the quality of my life, mainly due to some of the posts I have read here. Should I have an ablation, or just stay on the low dose of beta blocker and don't look for another job?
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