3 episodes in 3 days.... should I be very concerned

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basically they were 5 min. long and I converted them by holding my breath and bearing down. I leave on vacation tomorrow to see my grandkids, I have appointments when I come back and I am going to schedule ablation. Just wondering what it could be mean having 3 in 3 days for such short periods and converting myself.

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    My episodes are now weekly. They used to be monthly I wish my episodes were only 10 minutes.

    I am able to revert myself. But mine are between 45 minutes and 6 hours. I actually one time got 2 in one day.

    Do you know what types of svt you have?

    I think the hardest part is not knowing when they are going to happen. Could you be a little anxious about going on this trip ? Many of my episodes, I find I connect them to a situation I am going through. Often I find that when I had an anxiety situation, I usually get an episode the next day. The same thing when I had one of my attempted ablations. I also had an episode the day after I took off a 3 day monitor

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      Congratulations of your successful ablation.

      I have tried 3x. The first time i could not be triggered. It was suggested that the benzo I was on masked it. So I did the long process of weaning off that in order to try again.

      The second, I was triggered, but in the study it was discovered that I did not have AVNRT, but it was AT. At that time, he did not have the 3D machine set up, so I had to go back a third time.

      So my third attempt was a gong show. So many complications. Finally after all of the complications, half way through the study my blood pressure went to 250/110. They gave me something to lower but it did nothing. So they gave me nitro. That lowered it to 80/40. I was then given something to raise it, but it stayed like that for awhile.

      I finally just told then to stop. It was the worst day of my life. To many complications prior to the study, and this big one. He would have continued, but |I could not take how I was feeling. Came home devastated, and both my wrists, groins and collar bone all badly bruised and very painful. It looked like I had been beat up for 2 weeks.

      I do not take any meds, and so far I am able to revert myself

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      AT is Atrial Tachycardia. A type of SVT

      My one year appt was to be last week, but they cancelled it until September. So annoyed. I am not sure. I did get my 3 day monitor prior to the cancellation though. I went to my gp to find out the results as they had been forwarded to him. Just shows the regular stuff going on and the AT

      I will get an echo in September.

      I took beta blocker for about 3 months at the beginning of this in Feb 2016, but came off 5 days to first ablation attempt. I told them I would rather have SVT than be on the bisoprolol which made me feel just awful

      My episodes have gone to weekly now, so I just do my maneauvers to get it to revert

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      In the case of my SVT I'm able to re-activate pulse/ventricles with three seconds of firm finger pressure on left vagal/corotid in neck as soon as I get the flash that fast pulse is about begin.

      I can expect tachycardia to start after bending back several times to pick things up rather than squatting, also by dwelling too long on a frustrating "unsolvable" situation, or if major change in weather is in the offing (likely ambient ion change.

      Best to try to identify causes that initiate tachycardia.

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    I'm guessing you have been diagnosed because the arrythmia has been caught on a monitor or ECG of some sort, and that WPW or anything else wrong which could have more implications?

    If it's 'just' SVT, then I've seen some suggestion that repeated episodes of SVT weaken the heart, but I think that's if it's quite extreme. I agree with the other poster that anxiety could be a trigger. I feel for you because SVT is so scary and it makes you not want to do things that otherwise you would be really excited to. Only you can know whether you're up to going on vacation or whatever activity you want to do. Is it possible to phone a doctor or heart charity for advice? It seems that although this is scary it needn't stop you.

    I had an ablation a week ago and it was much easier than I thought it would be... hoping to recover well and that it's worked.

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    If your health care people have told you that it's safe to travel, I encourage you to visit your grands. Before my successful ablation (the second) travel was anxiety provoking for me, but getting to see my kids and grands made it more than worthwhile. I'm pleased for you to be able to convert your SVT with those techniques. It was always a great relief when I was able to do so. I wish the best for you, and take care.

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