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My 12 year old son had his first episode with SVT yesterday, he started complaining of chest pain and rapid pulse while eating lunch around 12. By the time I got home from work and got him to the doctor it was around 4. His pulse was upwards of 195 at times reaching up to 220. They attempted to get it to slow with the bearing down technique. He was given Adinosine twice by the paramedics, the first dose at 6mg and the 2nd at 12mg. It had no effect, at the ER he was given 3 more doses the first at 6mg and the next two at 12mg. No effect. They then gave him electrical cardioversion and his heart regulated at 110. We do not know what caused the SVT episode. Could this have been an isolated incident or will this be a lifestyle change for him. We were sent home with very little instruction but will follow up with a cardiologist soon.
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