Hi, I had the EPS but they were unable to induce, so couldn't pin point where to do the ablation. Incredibly frustrating as Ive had close to 40 episodes of SVT this year, all whilst running, but they couldn't reproduce in the lab.
I've not yet had the full report, or the opportunity to speak to the consultant, but in a brief email he said:
"Very extensive EP study
Nil provoked except few consecutive beats from atria after large doses of isoprenaline administration and multiple extra-stimuli
No complications of any sort
Train to 160bpm if possible to avoid tachycardias precipitated by training / racing at higher level"
Just hoping that's not his final prognosis and there are still more options.
Thanks for the detailed reply. Had my EP 2 days ago but it didn't trigger my SVT, so I now have the Brazilian, a sore groin but no ablation, so no fix.
Incredibly frustrating as I've had around 40 SVT episodes this year (between 30secs and 5 minutes) but it wouldn't induce in the lab. Still waiting for full feedback from my consultant so not yet sure where I go from here.
Due to my relatively low RHR (37 to 42) they won't give me meds, so at least I'm not having to endure any side effects on that side.
Hi DT, sorry for the late reply! And sorry to hear you've been struck down with a cold, hope it's a lot better now.
I started Telford but didn't finish, long story but basically I've developed a condition called SVT which trips my heart rate to hit over 220. It's generally benign but every now and then kicks in and I can't continue. It kicked in at 2.5 miles during Telford, at which point I was averaging 6:32 per mile and feeling ready to dig in in the second half. My mate who finished 8 secs in front of me during the XC ran 40:45ish.
Next races for me are the club HC New Year's Day and the next BLXC.
I had an MRI and an ultrasound guided injection in to the tendon about 4 weeks ago and that seems to have been the turning point. Good luck with it.
Know what you mean about the positioning, not many races you'll run that fast (relatively speaking!) and be so far down the field. Definitly a much stronger league than diversion 3, think we'll just about hold on by the skin of our teeth thanks to some new blood!! Although I quite like the idea of relegation as we had a great promotion party!
I'll try and say hello if you're running Nuneaton in January, we'll probably be quite close at the finish!!