Def. something to consider is age. And very good to know about no lifting for a couple weeks! That would be impossible right now to accomplish without my husband taking two weeks off as well! I was thinking short term future...3 years from now when kids are 3 and 6. Thanks again for all the info! I have an app. In feb with another specialist. It was the earliest he could see me, but they advised me he is very generous with his time and to expect itto be about 2 hours. He also focuses on women during and after pregnancy. So he should be a good fit for me.
If you went ahead with the procedure, figure that you'd be two days, the day of, and the day after. Beyond that, there's no lifting for a couple of weeks; kids included! getting it done now while you're young means that you'll snap back quickly.
Thank you for all the information! Totally understand your not physicians. Alas you have given me more information in one response than the specialist did in my appointment....I'm calling for a second opinion tomorrow mainly to get a dr I will hopefully be more comfortable with.
Oddly, I had no symptoms during my pregnancy that I can think of! It just happened to be detected during the c-section. Prior to pregnancy I did have occational symptoms mainly dizziness and an occational heart pounding feeling, but prior to pregnancy I had associated it to stress. I have always had a low blood pressure and the dizziness I had on and off my entire life..had even gone to drs about had been associated to low iron.
Since birth I've had several dizzy spells, but I have noticed a pattern of them being shortly after I have caffeine. It's interesting to know that the EKG is not a definitive diagnosis. The dr told me that it was def. wpw and that I in fact too have the more deadly form that the electricity runs down instead of up. I'm sure. Any of these things they can tell from an EKG, but it makes more sense to me that it may not be definitive. He did say that my chance of death was low 1 in 1000 and said probably even lower after my EKG I had that day. With two small kiddos tho it is still nerve wracking.
I'm not at all opposed to the ablation and in ehaed future it I would much prefer the permanent fix, but right now it's simply not good timing for my family. Anyway thank you so much for the information!
I think many people who have SVT symptoms may refer to it as WPW perhaps because there seems to be a lot written on it. The fact is, WPW is uncommon, and to have the potentially dangerous type is even more rare. When it co, es to diagnosing it, there is a clue the MAY confirm it. When carefully examining an EKG from a patient with WPW, there is a distinct waveform that may indicate the presence of WPW. This is not always the case though, so the trend is towards invasive examination which will positively confirm whether it's there or not. Conversely, my own EKG appeared to slightly show this waveform. But through the electrophysiology procedure, it was shown to be another type of AVRT called Circus Motion Tachycardia. I think a good electrophysiologist will go in there without any predeterminations, and through the mapping process, narrow down the possibilities until a positive diagnosis is made.
How do they disgnose wpw?? Im confused