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shainabas, May 11,  2021  1:47pm EST

PVC ablation

I am 36 yo and had a svt ablation about 10 years ago and now I'm scheduled for a pvc ablation in a month I'm feeling apprehensive about doing the second ablation even though I want a better quality of life. I am currently on a beta blocker but still have episodes of syncope and pvcs if doses are missed or not on time, without the blocker I have an extra 35,000 pvs. Has anyone had success after a pvc ablation? Or any support or advice? 

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  • AHAModerator
    AHAModerator, May 11,  2021  4:44pm EST


    Thank you for joining the Support Network and sharing your story. We are happy that you are here and hope you find the support you need. Unfortunately, I can't offer any medical advice on this procedure but as you wait for others to reply, I encourage you to check out this resource on Ablation for Arrhythmias which may offer you more insight into what you can expect. I hope that if you do decide to go through with your PVC ablation, it goes well for you. 

    Please keep us updated on the outcome.


    AHA Moderator 

  • DWaddell
    DWaddell, May 12,  2021  3:21pm EST

    I'm in a similar situation as you. I'm 37 & I had an ablation in 2019 for AVNRT and now am having PVC's, but not nearly as many as you are. I don't have any advice for you, but wanted to wish you well with the ablation.

  • jerzeycate
    jerzeycate, May 14,  2021  1:55am EST

    My ablation surgery was in 2014 when a bout of arrythmias (VT, AFib, SVT, AFlutter) pushed me into SCA. About a year later I was having arrythmias again. This time the Electrophysiologist chose to add a second arrythmia medication. The medications, along with a Complex Cardiac Device (S-CRT-D), dietary, and lifestyle changes have stabilized my heart. I recently had my original CRT-D replaced with a new fangled guy. From multiple PVCs and occasional Afibs to Zero arrythmias since new device was implanted early January.

    At the time I returned to the EP he said he wanted to try adding a medication (or 2) first. While ablation surgery has become much safer we have to look at what is actually happening inside your heart during the procedures.

    For that reason I would say that if they are suggesting another Ablation Surgery, it's most likely because you need it, It's not something they do when not necessary. But, if you still haveconcerns, how about getting a second opinion. Your doctor can probably recommend someone, or you can get an appointment at  the university hospital near you. Mayo also has cardilogy programs in many areas throughout the country. I have people in my CHF FB group that go there and they love the care they get.

    Whatever it takes for you to become comfortable (as comfortable as someone can) with your diagnoses and treatment protocols.

    Be well...

    It's A Great Day To Be Alive


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