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PVCs, PACs and SVT risks
If your heart has been proven to be healthy otherwise, any further treatment such as an ablation requires consultation with an EP specialized cardiologist. An EP test will confirm whether there is an "extra nerve" as occurs in most patients with SVT. Whether you would benefit from an ablation depends on the findings, your symptoms and risks involving the arrhythmias, vs. the risks of treatment.
Just remember this:
- PVCs and PACs are usually benign
- Most patients with SVT usually have a benign clinical course. In other words, SVTs as a rule do not usually cause fatality. However, in some patients when heart rate reach very high level (above 250 bpm) serious consequences can occur, including fainting spells and Sudden Death. In some cases, heart failure can result from chronic uncontrolled rapid SVT
- Just because ablation CAN be done, it doesn't mean it SHOULD be done.
Heart healthy exercise usually requires more than walking. Of course this depends on how physically active you are otherwise.
Hope this helps,
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