I had been diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia nearly two years back. I have dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, not able to exercise, and anxiety. I am currently managing my symptoms with Ivabradine 5 mg, once a day, but the quality of life is very poor due to which I am suffering from depression and anxiety disorders. Sometimes, I feel better and can work off the medicines, but as soon as I try strenuous exercises, all the symptoms return. Please apologize for my words, but I cannot even masturbate. My questions to you are, should I consider for ablation? If yes, then what are the risks and success rate? If I have to undergo pacemaker implantation, then what may be the complications and success rate and will I be able to perform strenuous exercises with a pacemaker? Should I consider going for a pacemaker at 21 years of age? Lastly, should I continue with medicines, if there is a possibility of self-healing in the future?
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Firstly, do not get depressed, this is not a life-threatening condition, and may resolve with time. The symptoms may be troublesome for some time. How much are your resting and maximum heart rate?
You should get yourself evaluated by a psychiatrist for anxiety and depression, which I think is causing your poor quality of life. I assume all other causes are ruled out like thyroid, low hemoglobin, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. The echocardiogram is also normal I guess.
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Thank you for replying. Why do some doctors claim that one can resume exercise after some period of pacemaker implantation?
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