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After 6 years SVT is back

Its been a long time since I've posted on here. I had an ablation in December 2010 for SVT. It was very successful with no further episodes of any note until last night. I woke up about 2 am and started feeling funny. Its hard to describe but the combination of this weird feeling and then my heart racing off made for the worst episode ever for more. My wife and I have been married for two years so she had not seen me experience one of these before. She called and ambulance but of course it had stopped by the time they arrived. At the hospital I had one near episode as my heart rate went from 60 something to over 120 in a couple of seconds. The doctor was there and told me to take several deep breathes. This helped and it went back to normal. My potassium level was low so I was given some of that and a prescription for it as well. I'm going to call my cardiologist Monday and see about having another ablation. We are expecting a son in October so I need to nip this in the bud before it gets any worse. Has any one else had a relapse of SVT several years after an ablation?
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1423357 tn?1511085442
Hi.  Yes, I remember you.  I had mine a few weeks before you.  Mine hasn't come back, but I get occasional shorts runs of something.  I would assume it's SVT, but it could be VT.  I haven't investigated it.  Over the years, I've seen a few people who need to get it done again.  So, it happens.  Hope ypu can get it cleared up.
1807132 tn?1318743597
I don't think it is common for it to come back.  It is possible for the scarring to heal over but I don't think it happens often.  I read the younger you are when you have it done the more likely for it to come back because younger bodies are better able to heal themselves.  It is possible you had another path somewhere else that is just now becoming active.  That can happen too so just contact your doctor and see what they say.  I am not sure what was going on in the hospital though was classic svt but more so maybe stress or simply your heart being sensitive after having had the svt episode.  Low potassium may be part of the problem as well.  Well best of luck.  Try to take it in stride.  Svt isn't life threatening just something to be responsible about so the less you stress about it the less toil it will take on your heart.  Just do vasovagal maneuvers to get it to stop like bearing down and holding your breath or drinking a cold glass of water or head to the er if it doesn't respond or stop on its own.  Best of luck.  Keep us posted on how you are doing.
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