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Hi! Just came across this group and was very excited to find it. Was diagnosed this week based on wearing a 24 hour heart monitor. The cardiologist found 2 episodes, one in the afternoon at work, and one in the evening, where my heart went to 150 bpm for around 15 minutes. I did not have any symptoms, having no idea it had happened.
Last year I had a 6 hour heart racing event that led me to this doctor, but it was not diagnosed because I foolishly went to bed rather than to the ER, hoping it would go away, which it did. Fast forward to last weeks monitor. I am 52 and the one a year ago was so far the first and last really noticable one that scared me.
I have a follow up stress test in a week, but after researching and reading discussions, I am not sure if those that have SVT a long time are on medication when they say they are coping, or if they are not on meds and doing alternate things to stop the effects when they occur. I would like to not be on a prescription if I can avoid, and seeing as I am not noticing it happening for now, not sure if thats a good idea. Will confirm with doctor, but if it is not life threatening and can be dealt with as it happens without meds I am hoping I can take this route. Or if not try the heart ablation, although the doctor said it may come back at some point....
Has anyone gone thorugh a similar scenario? Sorry the post is long and rambly.
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