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Hello all,
I was wondering how unique my case is.

For me it started in 2014. It lasted a few days, then it stop. The number of PVCs were 1 to 4 PVC/min.
Then they came back and went away a few more times.

At some point, it lasted 1 month. Holy cow, the discomfort.
At some point, it last 2 months.

Since Sep 2016, until now, it is ongoing and the amount of PVCs went up. It has been now 1 year and 1 month.
I get from 7 to 12 PVC/min.

I hate the symptoms. The pounding. The dizziness. Feeling weird.
Is it possible to get an ablation?
Has anyone gotten an ablation for having 9000 PVC/day?
[QUOTE=man648;5471253]I have had 2 ablations and neither one worked. But there are many that have had ablation{s} and it has either worked great, worked for a while or, like me, not worked at all. All you can do is talk with your cardiologist or EP and see what they can offer. I wish you the best of finding an answer or even a successful ablation....[/QUOTE]

Sorry that they didn't work. Did they say why?
How many PVCs were you getting before and now?

I am trying to find out what the situation is out there. When does it make sense to get an ablation. Would the doctors want to take the risk and do it.

I have read that when it is over 10,000 PVC/day that they consider ablation since it might result in cardiomyopathy.
Then there are people who get 10 PVC/day who complain. I'm not sure why since that is nothing at all.
Is permanent atrial fibrillation something that can be repaired with RF ablation?

What do the supra ventricular ectopic beats (SVPC) feel like for you?

PVCs are worst than SVPC. It reduces the efficiency of blood circulation the most and you are more likely to feel a "thump" right after.
SVPC is worst than PAC in terms of blood circulation.
PACs are no big deal from what I understand.
So, the order is PAC < SVPC < PVC, from best to worst.

It looks like I am sensitive to stress as well. Oddly enough, it is pretty hard to for me to tell when I am stressed.
[QUOTE=justaguy300;5471778]Is permanent atrial fibrillation something that can be repaired with RF ablation?[/QUOTE]

The electrical impulses running thru my atria are fibrillating all the time. I asked my cardiologist if an ablation was possible. He said, "No way! Your heart is too stretched out and enlarged. We wouldn't know what to ablate!"

[QUOTE]What do the supra ventricular ectopic beats (SVPC) feel like for you?[/QUOTE]

I don't know. I just feel my heart jumping around. No pain. I am just very aware of my heart flopping around in my chest. What bothers me the most is when my heart beats very weakly. When that happens I do deep breathing.

Of course, with tachycardia, my heart just races, either with a strong beat, or with a weak beat. The last time I suffered from tachycardia was years ago when I tried to stop taking digoxin. I thought that I could get by with just coreg.

[QUOTE]So, the order is PAC < SVPC < PVC, from best to worst.[/QUOTE]

Looks like you understand the ways that the heart misfires very well, much better than I do!

[QUOTE]It looks like I am sensitive to stress as well. Oddly enough, it is pretty hard to for me to tell when I am stressed.[/QUOTE]

Anything that excites the adrenals, like chemical exposure, pollens, allergens, irritants, etc., AND STRESS, can over-stimulate a sensitive heart and cause higher blood pressure.

I hated taking heart medications/blood pressure medications, with their tiring and sedating effects, when I was younger and had to work. Now that I am retired and old, taking things like coreg and digoxin, are more acceptable.

Regards, Bob





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