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Glad I've found an online forum with others who have various types of SVT.
About me: I'm 23 years old and have had SVT for about 6 years. I was able to be officially diagnosed with SVT around 2015/2016 after they finally captured my abnormal heart beat on an ECG. My episodes prior to then were very infrequent and resolved usually after 30-40 minutes. After one particular episode I was administered adenosine and then I was referred to a specialist who performs ablations who looked over my rhythm they captured on ECG and said I have AVNRT.
I was scheduled for an ablation in 2016, but they were unable to trigger my abnormal heart rate. However, I'm assuming they also would have been able to further collate evidence of my AVNRT diagnosis through the catheter body imaging?
My question for others who have AVNRT or SVT in general - do you get episodes of palpitations, flutters etc in between episodes of your rapid heart beat? I am fortunate to only get a handful of major episodes a year (which are sustained rapid heartbeat between 180-230 bpm) but every few days I'll have a palpitation or something that makes me stop in my tracks. Sometimes these feel a bit painful, and are followed by other palpitations. At times, it might feel like an irregular beat that lasts a few seconds, and previously I have had irregular heart rate that had lasted for hours too.
Is this a normal symptom of SVT, particularly AVNRT? Does anyone else experience this? I get a little anxious about potential complications of such an illness.
If not, whats the potential of being misdiagnosed?
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