Susan B (16 Apr 2011)

Dear Doves,
To those who have asked I have emailed Prof Sanders last night asking for some names.  He is travelling at the current time so it may be a few days before I have an answer for you - however, I have asked.
I will post as soon as I have some names of good Electrophysiolgists for you.
PAT can be a tiresome complaint - I suffered greatly from it when I was pregnant.  It's benign but can leave one exhausted and tired with the heart running so fast for so long.  Ablation is also a successful treatment for this where they normally find an "extra pathway" in the heart which is ablated thereby destroying the PAT and that natural sinus node can again takeover fully. Do not be scared of it though because the heart's natural pacemaker is always working alongside this extra pathway.  PAT is also commonly seen in children where it's so common it's almost considered normal (paroxysmal atrial tachycardia).  Now - if the tachy were ventricular - that's another story!!
Susan B.