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I am a 30 yr old male with no history of smoking, and up until now lived a moderately active and healty lifestyle. On April 13th I had a successful ablation treatment in the left atrium for SVT. However since then I have been having chest pains anytime I do any form of physical activity that elevates my heart rate. I just saw my doctor about it and she believes that I may have heart disease. On my stress test the echocardiogram showed that the top of the left atrium does not constrict normally when my heart rate is elevated. My question is would this be heart disease as a result of my ablation procedure or am I coincidentally having plaque buildup in my artery the same week as the procedure?
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replied May 21st, 2012
I don't understand exactly what is going on. Ablation procedures do carry some risk, and it is worrisome that your symptoms follow this procedure. Moreover, the failure of the left atrium to contract normally really is not a finding of coronary artery disease with atherosclerotic plaque, and I certainly don't understand why such a pathology would occur suddenly after an ablation procedure.
I think you should consult with the doctors who performed your ablation concerning the symptoms you have and the peculiarity of left atrial contraction.


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replied May 28th, 2012
Hi I am having the same symptoms including pounding heart lightheaded and rapid pulse .. I had an ablation 6 months ago.. please keep me posted on what you find out as I am in kind of the same boat.
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