Explanation to Supraventricular Tachycardia

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Hello,

I would like more info on why I have SVT? I'm 21 years old always been fit, athletic, play multiple sports. It's been recently I had a episode of my heart rate jumping to 124 bpm where I went to a Urgent Doc. I don't smoke, I drink socially ( I have stop though), and I really can't deteremine how this all of a sudden started. I try looking up what causes it, and ever since I had this cold alcoholic drink which I chugged it hurt my chest and adominal area. Ever since then my heart has been wack. I do have history on my mothers side that they have heart defects. I was also wondering is it safe to exercise and do my daily routine of running?

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    Hi, sorry to hear you have been having these difficulties.

    124bpm seems quite low for an SVT diagnosis because its more often considerably higher than that, and often above 200bpm. Mine was measured several times above 230bpm.

    Hopefulluy you haven't actually got SVT.

    Was it a GP that diagnosed you or a cardio specialist?

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      It seems an unusual place to be diagnosed because normally you would need a specialist to analyse data/graphs from a heart monitor while you are actually having an episode (or sometimes from a mobile holter monitor that you would wear for several days).

      If I were you I would discuss this with another GP, if possible one that knows you, and if he is still concerned about the possibility of SVT then he could refer you to a cardio specialist.

      Wishing you the best.

       

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      Yeah I had two Dr. that i went and saw. One said palpitations the other said Supraventricular. I schedule an appointment with a cardiologist. I'm very surprise how I'm having abnormal heart beats and rapid heart beats all of sudden. Could be anxienty. Thank you for your reply though anything helps!

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      Anxiety can make rhythm disorders a bit worse, so hopefully seeing another doctor (preferably a cardio specialist) will reduce your anxiety -

      either because it proves to have been a temporary aberration that resolved itself

      or

      you get a firm diagnosis and are reassured because you will be getting the right treatment (e.g. medication).

      wink

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    I just know my heart rate shouldn't be in the 100 bpm while resting. The paper I recieved from the physician said SVT. Two days before I had this rapid heart beat my heart was normal and added an addtional beat which is abnormal.

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      I have been cured of SVT through an ablation (touch wood!), but my resting heart rate is often measured between 90-100bpm because of other conditions I have.

      You may well have a heart disorder of some kind (and most can be controlled well by medication) but my concern would be that it is not SVT but instead something else you might need treatment for.

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      I really don't know because I don't have any medical qualifications.

      My only knowledge comes from having SVT for about 20 years.

      Googling symptoms often creates even more anxiety and confusion. It would be best to talk to a doctor you trust.

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    I was just diagnosed on Monday so I really have no idea. My doctor said it is ok to continue with working out.
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    When I first showed symptoms of SVT, it was about 12 years ago. My primary care physician did an ekg while I was having the rapid and strong heart beats. She referred me to a cardiologist, then I was referred to a cardioelectrophysiologist. He is the one who diagnosed me with SVT.
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