NSVT and Exercise
Hi everyone I hope you are all well,
Just looking for some reassurance really, today I went to the hospital for my pre-op admission tests ready for my procedure next week. During the treadmill test in October I had a 7 beat run of non-sustained Ventricular Tachycardia. My surgeon/doctor has said this is not a big issue and something they will monitor. He said he is not worried by it but I have had a few short runs of NSVT on my pacemaker interrogations, lasting between 3/6 beats. Usually on exercise.
The surgeon does not seem really bothered and has said that the way forward is to implant a dual chamber pacemaker and give me a 80mg dose of Nadolol everyday. He says this combination should work and preventing the NSVT. There was also a slight discussion at needing an ICD, but he does not think that is needed as he and his team are sure this dual chamber pacemaker- Nadolol combination will work.
I have had pacemakers since 4 weeks old and am now 17. I have a perfect heart structururaly and functionally, and was given the pacemakers for complete heart block.
I hope some people have some reassurance and maybe have experienced episodes of NSVT too?,
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I'm 35 and got my pacemaker a little over a year ago. It definitely is not a burden to me. In fact, I have more energy (which my husband enjoys), can do more things with my kids and have weight because of having the energy.