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A 39-year-old female asked:

I have a 17 yr old boy that has had ablation for svt 2 years ago. is it possible that it did not take? he is having fluutering shortness of breath, chest pains high blood pressure, fast heart rate.

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Dr. Steven Guyton
Thoracic Surgery 47 years experience
It : It is possible that one can have recurrent problems after an ablation. Best to see a cardiologist who specializes in electrophysiology. He would be able to arrange monitoring which will capture any episodes of rapid heart rhythms, so that appropriate treatment can be undertaken.
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Dr. Luis Augsten
Cardiology 48 years experience
He : He might have had an incomplete ablation of the accelerated site of conduction or he may have a secondary focci not detected on the first study. He definitely needs to have eps re-evaluation.
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