Recently diagnosed with SVT.

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Okay so I've been dealing with a high heart rate (130 resting)  for over a little 2 years now, it started in Jan 2015 and has gotten much worse over time like my heart rate hardly ever goes down to the 90s. No doctor could figure out what it was because I wasn't having symptoms other than the high heart rate but recently this year I started to get bad chest pain and found out I have SVT. I'm only 18 and can barely work out, walk up stairs, clean my house, or walk without having an SVT attack and I deal with it on a daily basis I'm starting on a beta blocker but honestly, I'm a bit nervous. I guess my question is, is SVT life long? Is it okay to workout? 

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    Unfortunately SVT will not go away naturally and tends to worsen with age. I would not be scared to take a Beta Blocker however you may want to monitor your blood pressure just to make sure it doesn't go too low. Are you seeing a cardiologist? An electrophysiologist? Has anyone spoke to you about an ablation?

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      Thank you fro replying to me, also that sucks to say at least that it only gets worse, yikes! I am seeing a cardiologist soon, and nope no one has spoken about ablation but I have done my research on it. 
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    You'll soon learn much more about your medical situation, Brooke, and a big part of that will be treatment options.  You may be offered ablation, and that could could give you an actual cure. It's quite possible that you'll soon leave your tachycardia behind, and as many of us know from experience, that would be a terific improvement in your quality of life.

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      Hi Brooke. I know this is a very frusturating and scary time for you. I have felt the same. I could not even stand up without my heart going to 150 to 180. It's been a year for me now and for 5 months I have been on a beta blocker. If you choose that route make sure your blood pressure is monitored. I have low blood pressure so half I take half a bisoprolol pill. Because beta blockers lower blood pressure make sure you talk to your dr. About that. I have the option of ablation surgery but I decided to give this route a try and so far so good. My Svt is under control. My heart only goes up to 130 around pms time when my hormones are all over the place. My resting heart is 55. Used to be 65 but beta blockers have lowered it a bit. I do exercise again but I still get nervous when my heart goes up (although it's supposed to) and I'm trying to get my life back to normal. It's taken a year but I've definetly improved. Try to stay positive and not get discouraged. It's hard when our lives get interrupted by sonething we don't understand. Good luck and I hope you get answers. 😊

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