Kendall High Find a Location Find a Doctor Heart & Vascular Advanced Heart Failure Management Center Arrhythmia Center Diagnostic Testing Treatments/Procedures Cardiology Heart Attack Care Minimally Invasive Procedures Cardio-Oncology Cardiac Rehab Clinical Research Diagnostic Services Heart Surgery Florence Wormald Heart & Vascular Institute Building Patient Success Stories Prevention & Wellness AHA Training Center CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit Hands-only CPR Healing Hearts Women's Support Group Health Disparities and Cardiovascular Disease Heart Healthy Lifestyle Tips My Heart Rocks Take Time For Your Heart Women and Heart Disease Tobacco Cessation Freedom from Smoking Nicotine Medication Nicotine Replacement Tobacco Cessation Therapy Success Stories Tobacco Cessation Resources Youth E-cigarette and Vaping Epidemic Structural Heart & Valve Center Aortic Valve Replacement Mitral Valve Surgery Your Hospital Stay Care After Heart Surgery Intensive Care for Heart Conditions Nurses with Heart Care Expertise Partners in Heart Care Transitional Care Units “It's Your Heart.” But We Can Fix It. Shortness of breath. Profuse sweating with exercise. Painfully swollen feet and hands. Rapid heartbeats, skipped heartbeats. What if you had all these symptoms but thought they were normal for you? That’s exactly what happened to Kendall High. But one day severe pain in her calf sent her to an ER, fearing a blood clot. That’s when she heard three words she never expected: “It’s your heart.” “I had no idea!” exclaimed the active 44-year-old mother of two. “I exercised three days a week. I thought I was healthy. I honestly didn’t know it was my heart. I was tired a lot. I thought it was my thyroid.” She saw a primary care doctor who ordered a stress test. St. Elizabeth Physicians Cardiologist Daniel Zalkin, MD read her stress test and immediately scheduled her to come back for an EKG and a cardiac CT. He diagnosed an irregular heart rhythm known as supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and sent her to Mohamad Sinno, MD, an electrophysiologist with St. Elizabeth Physicians – a doctor who specializes in heart rhythm problems. Dr. Sinno put her on medicine and did some additional testing. “Finally, Dr. Sinno called and said the medicine wasn’t working, he needed a more invasive approach. He performed a cardiac ablation procedure.” During this procedure, the physician destroys abnormal cells inside the heart that cause arrhythmias. “It was really long,” Kendall continued, “but it was completely worth it and I would do it again in a minute.” Kendall raves about the outcome. “I feel like he gave me my life back. I can’t say more about him and St. E’s, they were so wonderful. It’s a whole new life. I love wearing heels, and now I can wear them. I can exercise without getting winded. I don’t feel tired all the time.” Kendall says if she had it to do over, “I would have done it much, much sooner. I didn’t think it could happen to me.” Arrhythmia Services at St. Elizabeth Cardiac ablation is a minimally invasive procedure to treat heart rhythm problems. For more information about treatment options for arrhythmias, including catheter ablation, call the St. Elizabeth Physicians Heart & Vascular Arrhythmia Center at (859) 331-3353.