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My son is 11 years old, has virus-induced asthma but otherwise healthy.
For the last few years he has been experiencing heart-racing episodes (pulse goes up to 200), they last a couple of hours, then his heart 'jolts' back to normal. He only gets these episodes approximately twice a year.
He has seen a cardiologist who said his heart scan was fine and 24hr ECG was fine also. He told us to come back to hospital when having an episode and they will try to catch it on ECG (easier said than done!).
Son had an episode on Friday (stopped before we had chance to go to hospital). But over the weekend he has said his heart hurts a bit. I don't know if this is his asthma or because of the episode?? Does your heart hurt after?
Does this sound like SVT or something else? I should also say when he was little, about age 2-4, he used to get very blue lips when cold. If there was something wrong with his heart it would have shown up on the scan, wouldn't it? Should I get a second opinion?
Any help you can give will be much appreciated.
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