I've been treated for s svt

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Had to go to A&e with a 200 heart rate diagnosed with a svt very scary

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    I got diagnosed 4 years ago with a rate 0f 226, very scary but I am still here alive and kicking !, there is a group on facebook for SVT which offers lots of support and they all have svt so you can vent and they understand what you are going through
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    I was diagnosed after being admitted with my heart rate of 197in February, many years of this problem and finally I am recognised.
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      I was in wales at my uncles funeral,had to drive 40 minutes to the nearest hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, 2 hours in rhythm of 197' they gave me a drug in my drip to stop and start my heart 3times,it wouldn't,t revert so I was put on ADENISONE and it slowly went down.  Very frightening,I,d had it many times before but not that bad. I,m 70 now,had this fir 42 years that I know about. Waiting to go to brats for maybe ablation.  The missed heart beats are bad enough, I had bad and good days with that.  It does feel as if you are having a heart attack, I,m still here and I,ve put up with a lot over the years, I don,t look my age and am quite active, it does affect your life though.

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      Ann I have had 2 ablations within the last 2 years, and yes it got the svt but still have other issues which I have been referred back to cardiologist for 
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      I was never aware how many of us have this illness, i just accepted i was different and embarrassed by it, my son has it also, i did not know it could be   inherited, mine has got worse as i,ve got older.   It has affected my life but i worked and brought up 3 children, i just got on with it, now i know why i was so tired, i often asked other people if they could feel their heart beating and they,d say no.
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    Hi Alison,

      I was finally diagnosed after probably 20+ years about 2 weeks ago.

    I did a stress test, at the end of it, my heart rate shot up to 250bpm...

     It sucks, but hey, we are still here. I must have had dozens of episodes over the years without actually realizing what was happening. Xmas was the first time I had to call 999. By the time the ambulance came I was back to sinus rhythm...

    How did your SVT terminate ? On its own or with meds ?

    I find that anxiety and stress really intensify the effects on your body.

    Exercise tends to help, even though I pretty get mini episode with exercise pretty much all the time...

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