Dear Doctors, My Daughter is 11 year old and is having SVT since 2 years. Ever since she was discovered with SVT, she has been on medication Beta Propralonol 2 ml each day (1 ml) morning and 1 ml in the night. She is having rare episodes of SVT only when
she is sick with seasonal sickness ( stomach flu, fever
). Till now she got 3 episodes and we took her to emergency and they gave injection and it got controlled. Her doctor suggested about catheter ablation and said it is safe. We are planning to proceed with
that. But as a Mother I am extremely scared. Could you please suggest me/ answer me on the following please: 1. How much safe is it for a 11year old kid to go over ablation procedure? 2. Are there chances of getting SVT back even after catheter ablation? 3.
Since she is getting arythmia very rarely do you think it is better to wait for some more time and go for catheter ablation after an year or two (or) is it good to get it done at an early stage i.e now itself? 4. What are the side effects we can expect after
the ablation procedure is done? 5. Rather than getting ablation done, if we just keep continuing using beta propralonol for some more years would that medicine helps taking out svt? 6. Which is the good hospital in USA/ expert doctor who do this procedure
with a high success rate? Could you please suggest? We stay in Chicago. Regards, ***** *****