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I am a 31 year old male and have been suffering with this monster for the best part of 20 years. My first episode was as a young lad playing football down the local park to my latest attack been randomly riding my pushbike down the road. My symptoms are pretty simple any workouts or tough physical activitys and my heart trips into an erratic beating frenzy, i believe it's Been as high as 250 Bpm maybe higher but while the attacks are happening the last thing I do is count the beats, I get scared just like most sufferers would. Breathing through a paper bag eventually trips my heart back into a normal rhythm and later hospital tests reveal no scarring or lasting damage. Throughout my mid teens to adult life I've been back and forth to doctors surgerys and hospitals trying to get to the bottom of the rapid heart beating part of svt. I've had all the help from all the right people but still the ghost has never been captured on tape. I've had the echocardiogram and the electrocardiograph but the ghost never shows up when the doctors are around. We've tried spider graphs and other recording devices too but no it just refuses to be caught on tape. I believe we are close to capturing it now and the hospital has fitted me with a new piece kit called the loop recorder, this baby is inserted under my skin and comes with a Bluetooth device at home and a hand held record button. I'm expected to just bring on my own episode by doing a workout yet the hospital won't allow me to do this under there supervision which is frustrating, I believe svt will not kill me all tho it puts multiple handicaps on my lifestyle and the medics agree it won't kill me but for me to have to bring on my own attack and deal with it is quite a daunting thought. Well I will stop rabbiting on now and man up as they say and get myself in the gym but it's always good to talk.
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