Heart Patient

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  1. R!f@@

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    This patient is a diagnosed case of Paroxysmal SVT and requires EPS + RFA.

    What the heck does tht mean?
     
  2. alfacliff

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    found a lot on google. its a rapid heart beat thing.
     
  3. MaxHeadRoom

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    Don't buy any long playing records? :)
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  4. R!f@@

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    hee hee hee..not me guys.
    It's Dad. I was just asking and was reading.
    Seems I need to take him out of the country
     
  5. alfacliff

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    I have had simiilar problem all my life, heart doctors find it on ekg's. seems that some of the nerve bundles that determine the heart rate disagree once in a while and my heart skips a beat. they arent very concerned, yet. there might be more hazardous versions tho.
     
  6. Wendy

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    Mine does the same.
     
  7. tracecom

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    My wife had a rapid heartbeat problem. At first, she was able to force her heart back into normal rhythm by coughing and some physical gyrations. But those methods became less and less effective, and the problem would persist for hours at a time. Ultimately, she ignored the advice of a local cardiologist and saw a specialist, who performed radio-frequency ablation. That was four years ago, and not a single problem since. Her sister had the same issue, the same solution, and the same good outcome.
     
  8. R!f@@

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    I was thinking of doing the RF treatment
     
  9. jpanhalt

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    Hi R!f@@,

    Sorry to take so long to reply . It took me until now to get a messed-up subscription fixed. Here is a good review of SVT in a reputable journal. Unfortunately, this review is 6 years old, so it may not have the latest therapies. I cannot find a single instance of "EPS" or"RFA." Can you describe what those mean? Is RFA a type of ablation therapy?

    http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)60791-X/pdf

    That link should take you to the abstract, but it is not very informative. You may be able to get access to the full article through your physician or at any large medical center.

    I wish the very best for your father. Many of us here have dealt with the failing health of our parents. Keep your spirits up.

    Regards, John
     
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    My sister did the RFA. Worked perfectly. Still no problems 25 years later, except she's still a giant PIB. (Pain In the B***)
     
  11. GopherT

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    I think I read about that...

    Side effects of RFA: some discomfort, including swelling and bruising at the site of the treatment, but this generally goes away after a few days. After the procedure, your brother will still think you are a pain in the butt.
     
  12. R!f@@

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    Thank you all for being concerned.

    We are planing to take him to a Cardiologist. Still not sure where, i.e India or Srilanka.
     
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