Rapid Beats

My first post. I have a Medtronic ICD because of several episodes of fast VT starting in 2002. I had a second ablation in May last year which made a huge improvement. However since January I have had about eight episodes of slow VT (105 bpm) which have lasted 1 1/2 hours on average and rectified themselves. The strange thing is all these episodes have occurred between 15:00 and 20:00 hours. Some before a meal some after food.
Any comments or similar experiences would be appreciated.



by Suze - 2007-03-29 07:03:32

I can't answer your questions, but I WOULD like to wecome you to this message board. You'll like it here.

Hopefully someone can give you some answers. I would certainly try to get answers from your doctors, first.

Anyway, again welcome...

not exaclty the same thing

by PattiAnn237 - 2007-03-29 08:03:13

but, I too have had an ablation (8 years ago), which made a huge improvement on my irregular beats. About 2 years after the ablation the doc saw some runs of VT on a monitor. She told me no more caffeine, I kicked the caffeine for about 6 months, then weened back on and never had a problem again. About a year ago my heart skipped beats a few times a day for a week, that hadn't happened since the ablation, I went to the doc, and it was just stress. I know its not exactly the same thing, but i did have some troubles post ablation, which turned out to me "normal" heart issues, and not anything serious. Good Luck!! -Patti

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