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Multifocal atrial tachycardia
theinzanas posted:
I recently had an ablation done for some issues I was having with SVT. My cardiologist originally thought is was a standard AVNRT and the ablation would solve my issues. The ablation went as well as possible but it turned out I did not have AVRT but Multifocal atrial tachycardia. The electrophysiologist ablated the spots and felt it was sucessful. Here's where things get strange...after the 6 hrs of laying flat I got up to ggo to the restroom and felt very winded and had a slight burning feeling in my chest as if I was catching a cold. As the next day progressed they kept and then started having a sharp pain in the right side of my chest. After visits from numerous doctors is was decided to have a CAT scan. Wati for it....the CAT scan revealed a bilateral pulmonary embolism!!!! WHAT, needless to say that was scary. On the mend now but the question is what came first the chicken or the egg, did I have the clots prior to the procedure or where the clots caused by the procedure. Most doctors are aligning with clots were there prior to procedure because the type of SVT I had is common in people with PE's. However I don't remember having breathing issues and had no pain until after the procedure. Had anyone else had this happen to them? Have you gotten a PE after an ablation. Need answers because I really don't want to be on blood thinners for life. Thanks for your help!!

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