All Journal Entries Journals

Post Ablation Observations.......

Dec 20, 2010 - 3 comments







concealed accessory pathway

Dec.20, 2010
I saw my EP today for a follow-up to my ablation that he did a little over a month ago.  He said he was please with my current EKG, and released me from his care.  He informed me that I DID NOT in fact have Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome as was first diagnosed, but rather another form of AVRT referred to as a "concealed accessory pathway" sometimes referred to as "Circus Motion Tachycardia".  The final determination wasn't known until the results of the EP were closely studied.  He reaffirmed that I was his "dream patient" due mostly to a little opening in the ventricular septum.  About 2% of the population has this little anomoly which allowed him to pass the catheter thru the opening into the left atria thus avoiding a transeptal puncture.  This avoided an injury that takes some time to heal.  WHile I was there today I was administered another EKG.  The results are as follows:

Vent. Rate: 82bpm
PR interval: 142ms
QRS Duration: 84ms
QT/QTc: 370/432ms
P-R-T axes: 40 28 23

"Normal ECG"

Although normal I'm still feeling some PVCs, and today has been a very active day.  It bothers me as I associate them with an uncoming bout of SVT.

I was given a clean bill of health and told to "Celebrate with a double cappacino".  I think I'll hold off on that for now!

Post a Comment
Avatar universal
by Will1977, Dec 20, 2010
Hello. from reading your post it seems that ablations are a great thing to have done if you have some really bothersome arrythmias. I have been diagnosed with SVT that happes after skipped beats. They are more frequent now and I am considering having one done if my doctor will let me. Is this a really frightening thing to have done? What are the risks? Are you cured of your tachycardia episodes? Sounds to me like you are doing great! Good for you!

1423357 tn?1511085442
by tom_h, Dec 20, 2010
Hi Will.  Well, he believes that I am cure of 54 years of SVT.  I was having 3-5 episodes per month and decided it was time to do something about it. If you're interested in how I got this far, please read my journals titled "My Journey Towards Ablation"  I tried to chronicle everything that happened during the process.  -Tom-

1423357 tn?1511085442
by tom_h, Jul 29, 2012
I thought I would mention the name of the pathway the electrophisiologist used to access the left side of my heart thus avoiding a transseptal puncture.  It's called  Patent Foramen Ovale.

Post a Comment