Svt

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So about 3 years ago I had a few cases of what they told me might be svt a heart rate of 200ish. They reversed it with adenosine at the time. I had a echo which showed my heart was fine and that's it? I haven't had it since. Does that mean I still have svt or ever had it ? I ask this because I need to apply for something that want to know if I suffer and cardiac rhythm issues and I don't know if I should even mention it ? Any help would be great 

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    I don't think I've ever hear of SVT disappearing for as long as that, so If you are not taking any medication for SVT or seeing a doctor about it, I would guess that you are not now considered to have SVT or other cardiac rythym issues. Hopefully it will not re-emerge in the future, 
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      Its hard to say Amy. some SVT symptoms are similar to anxiety (particularly because of the anxiety/panic vicious circle that an SVT episode creates), but one big difference can be that SVT often happens out of the blue - when you have no physical or mental stress or anxiety at all. You can be just relaxing reading a book and hey presto your heart starts beating at 240bpm. 

      Diagnosing SVT can be difficult for non-specialists, or even cardio specialists when they don't have enough data. Some stuff like short term viral infections can cause the heart to do funny things for a while, and then disappear.

      If you have been symptom free for a long time and are not taking medication for heart stuff like SVT, then I would be inclined to completely ignore what happened years ago and just than your lucky stars you feel well now. If you do ever get SVT then don't fret too much because there are medications and procedures now than can control it very well or eliminate it for most people.

      If you are still worried then it would not do any harm to talk to your GP about it. 

       

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    Difficult to say Amy because SVT can be really random and only happen occasionally.  It tends to get worse with age too.  If you've only had one attack it could have been simply panick.  The best thing to do is ask your doctor's advice.
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    Hi Amy, a tough call. I think you have to go along with the diagnosis at the time. and consult your General Practitioner. I know that if it is for insurance declarations, then it is best to side with caution

    Graham

     

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      I kinda don't think it was ever got to the bottom of. I was given an echo but how does that determine I've had svt ? I'm reluctant to want to have to walk around for the rest of my life saying I've got something I don't have and haven't had before or since 3 years later
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      If you were not in the middle of having the SVT at the time of an echo, ecg or any other kind of test for the heart, than it will NOT tell you anything.  To know for sure that it was truely a SVT, they would have to run these test WHILE you are having an attack.  After a SVT has ended, your heart will go back to completely normal and will tell you nothing.  I have been having SVT's since I was 14 and doctors always said they were panick attacks.  I knew they were wrong as I get some pretty intense attacks.  So, I actually bought a hand held ecg for like 130 dollars.  When I had an attack, I used the hand held device and recorded my heart rate and than showed it to my family doctor.  Right away he knew it was a SVT and sent me to a cardiologist.  Good luck...
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      Thank you for sharing, that sucks. I work in a hospital so they caught it with an ecg at the time it was happening and they suggested that was what it was. The strange bit Is svt something that can just go away like what's happened to me ?
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      That... I am not sure.  For myself, I have had them since I was 14. Sometimes I get one once a week other times I have one once every 6 months.  It's always different.  How long ago was the one you had?   If it was over a year ago than my guess would be that it may have just beeb a panick attack, but if it was sooner than that, than I would guess that there is a good possibility it could have been an SVT.  I know people that can get one every day or every week to 1 or 2 a year.

       

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    I just posted that my mom had SVT 3 years ago and no other episodes since. Her cardiologist said that it can return anytime.. Did you have echo, 24 hour holter monitor, and stress test done? You may want to follow up with a cardiologist as well.
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