Currently in hospital - Sudden case of Slow VT ?
Hi all i have had a PaceMaker for 20+ years and was recently diagnoised with ARVC (acute right ventrical cardiomyopathy) - As fellow PM's know, i felt that my heart was not acting normally as i felt that it was racing for small bursts. i contaced the device care team after a transmission and asked them if they noticed anything during those specific times . they confirmed they did notice a fast HR but nothing being reported as abnormal by the PM.
Long story short i went to my ElectroPhysiolist for a check up and had the same issue come up during the checkup (luckily) - i got admitted and was told that i have 'slow VT' meaning VT in the 120-140 beats range. My device is not programmed to start paciing if heartbeat > 140 and therapy/shock at over 170 and since this was not within those parameters it was not doing anything.
Longer story longer - they switched medication from metroprol to sotalol and no signifcant changes have been noticed (i am still in hospital) i kept getting into slow VT almost every hour., PM has been adjusted to account for the slow VT and it paces me out when i go into it but the option presented to me is to get an ablation in the next couple of days as a long term fix.
I am boggled that i jumped from a normal no episode no events in almost a year to persistent slow VT, admitted in hospital for 48hrs possibly more and needing an emergency ablation. Anyone else has had a similiar experience ??
i am also not sure abt Ablations - any questions i should be asking of the EP's ? thanks