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I had my first attack of SVT in the year2000. I was sitting in the hotel parking lot waiting for others to arrive at the convention. My heart began racing while sitting in my car. I was not sure if I was having an MI or what. A friend drive up and I walked up to her saying I think I am having a heart attack. She grabbed an oxygen tank; placed me on 02 with a pulse oximeter and called 911. My heart rate was over 250 beats per minute. Since the first attack I have been to ER 6 times. The last ER visit was in August of 2012 when I was playing some tennis just taking it easy with some volleys across the net. Since then, I hadn't had a major incident until November of 2018. I then had a total of (3) major attacks to date, December 6, 2018 requiring an ER visit all three times. Cause: Incredible amount of stress. I was given Metoprolol 25 mg once a day. I have cut the dosage down to 1/2 due to dizziness and stomach pain. The stress has subsided some. I have read that on the net that it is Ok to exercise, but I am unsure to try it. For me, stress is the number 1 factor. What was the cause of my SVT? Taking ibprofen due to injuring my right knee. Four ER nurses agree with me.
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