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Living with ventricular tachycardia (VT)

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This arrhythmia patient had been living a healthy lifestyle and enjoyed keeping fit until she started suffering from multiple PALPITATIONS, DIZZINESS and felt FAINT. She was diagnosed by world renowned consultant cardiologist, Dr Adam Fitzpatrick with ventricular tachycardia (VT), which is a form of SYNCOPE.

And yeah ask for started having problems in my heart when i was about seventeen so it’s about six years ago and i do a lot of sport and trained quite a lot of training about six times a week and it seemed to affect me every time jenny any exercise i’ve got multiple palpitations so we have to constantly stop and i went dizzy and felt faint and had to just stop what

I was doing and so i had this for quite a while and and then i went to see i referred to corinth lipscomb at bolton and it also happened in other situations like and if i got worked up about anything i was rushing and and i was stressed out it sort of i got palpitations and it would just be really irregularly and fast and then slow and miss b’s and and and so i

Went to carol let’s go and she’s she’s diagnose me i’ve been in right ventricular tachycardia okay and then she referred me to dr. fitzpatrick and and i had had two ablations of battery i had two attempts oblations the first one and i hadn’t ep studying it was unsuccessful and then i came in last july and had i had a successful ablation so and it is it’s sort of

I really want i’ve always watched athletics all my life and i’ve always it’s what i’ve been working towards the train really had a weight train top twice a week and i sprint and run and do a lot of jumps work and but it was it was just interviewing so much in my life that i was having to stop sometimes having palpitations at 3040 times during a training session

And it was just in it was just making me reassess where i was going to do with my life and whether i could carry on doing it because it was just putting a lot of pressure on myself because i was worried that something was going to happen i was gonna black out or and oh it has an effect on your quality of life didn’t it hugely this is wrong important reason yeah

Yeah and it is and work so had towards doing it then and that could go on i could have gone on beta-blockers and i didn’t do for a short time and but it was all about whether i could actually compete with having beta blockers because they’re a banned substance and i actually spoke to a class disassociation they said i could but the actual effects of i’m in the

Beta blockers when i was trying to compete and it was it was quite difficult to have any sort of enthusiasm and adrenaline rush and so it just it was i made the decision to carry out and i was and just really glad i did because it’s now it successfully so i’ve been actually i competed in three weeks after at the ablaze and had actually missed training for about

Six weeks and i did like two personal bests and three weeks afterwards so and it’s just like it’s just giving me the chance to and barely even playing field and and do what i’ve always wanted to do and well the first time i had it and i was put under sedation and it they couldn’t find any of my palpitations another exercise study earlier and they captured math

Tech i do on on the ecg and so the second time we said that i wasn’t gonna actually sedated because my particular palpitations and came about when when i was under sort of in stressful situations i had adrenaline are and so been on a sedation we decided that it was dr. fitzpatrick talked it through mini said not to have any sedation they try and put myself in a

Bit more over and stressful position than they would normally would and so it was the epital it was fast so got a local and a second to come a leg and you couldn’t feel it at all when you have a new ep study and he just when you actually had the ablation and it was like a sort of a burning sensation in your chest but it wasn’t a horrendous or okay it wasn’t bad

Or anything like that and and we went it went quickly and i think we did too abrasions and and afterwards you have to lie down afterwards for a period of time and i just had sort of a bit of soreness around my chest and that that week was a bit so around it was just a bit tender alight so i’ve ran my ribs but and part of the night was it was fine and there we sort

Of knew straight away we did an exercise test this following morning so i couldn’t have been in that much pain so i did an exercise test the following mine and i didn’t have any palpitations so we had an idea that i’d been successful but i obviously had to wait until and till i was sort of well enough to do some training to see whether to see whether it

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Living with ventricular tachycardia (VT) By Arrhythmia Alliance