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Electrocautery pulls tachycardia to normal level


Ho Chi Minh CityA 29-year-old female patient, from Dak Lak, was treated by a doctor of Cho Ray Hospital with electrophysiological ablation to treat tachycardia.

For more than a year now, the patient has always felt uncomfortable, irregular breathing, almost just resting in one place, unable to do housework. I went to a few places, the doctor gave me some medicine, but it still didn’t help. She fainted 5 times and wanted to faint countless times.

“The feeling that the heart sometimes beats and then stops for a while is very uncomfortable,” the patient said. Earlier this month, the local hospital diagnosed the patient with tachycardia and transferred to Cho Ray Hospital (HCMC).

A 29-year-old female patient recovered after electrophysiological ablation to treat tachycardia. Photo: Hospital provides

Doctor Tran Le Uyen Phuong, Deputy Department of Arrhythmia Treatment, Cho Ray Hospital, said that the patient had idiopathic ventricular tachycardia, presenting with symptoms such as palpitations and palpitations. Prolonged episodes of ventricular tachycardia can cause hypotension, fainting, near syncope, even in many cases, sudden death, affecting life. In addition, tachycardia episodes appear continuously, ineffective medical treatment will affect quality of life, and in the long term may lead to psychological disorders.

According to Doctor Phuong, the disease is quite common in young people. The Arrhythmia Treatment Clinic, Cho Ray Hospital, receives this group of patients every day.

Doctor Kieu Ngoc Dung, Head of Arrhythmia Treatment Department, Cho Ray Hospital, said that one of the advanced and very effective methods in the treatment of arrhythmias is electrophysiological ablation. The doctor will look for arrhythmias in the heart, the foci of ventricular tachycardia to ablate, to help restore normal sinus rhythm.

The doctor intervenes in electrophysiological ablation.  Photo: Provided by the hospital

The doctor intervenes in electrophysiological ablation. Photo: Hospital provides

After the intervention, the patient feels well, eats well, sleeps well. “Things have changed a lot, I am no longer uncomfortable and dizzy as before, hopefully I can return to normal work,” she shared when preparing to be discharged from the hospital, on December 21.

Le Phuong