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i have SVT and have episodes probably monthly at the moment. im 38, very fit and healthy and my heart is healthy as well. i have known about my svt since i was about 30..i have had one ablation but they couldnt do it as it was too close to the AV node.
i can manage most at home with a pill in my pocket approach and various techniques to help it (hot bath, really cold shower, cold drink feotal position, blowing hard into a syringe etc) sometimes they help, but sometimes it wont shift. heart rate is 180bpm if im laying down relaxing (i put on that terrible relaxing music that sounds like whales, but it probably stresses me out more as it is annoying!)
the episode yesterday was the worst one I have had, i had a really painful chest (it was worse if i laid on my right side for some reason) and i also had a migrane like pain in my head. dizzyness, could hardly speak as it took too much energy (when my partner spoke to me i just answered in yes and no in the same tone!)
i always put my heart strap on and my timer to check how long it is going on for, i never know if i should go to hospital or not, but I felt so unwell this time with it, i went (it was doubly scary with C virus). when i got passed an hour of feeling that bad i decided to go.
they did all the usual stuff and i reverted after 6mg of adesonine. the most worrying thing was, they usually let me escape fairly quickly after an episode and ive reverted, but they said that the blood test for my heart came back high, so it needed repeating, they repeated it and then it came back even higher, then they waited another three hours and repeated. this time it was lower and they sent me on my way. i dont really understand what happened there does anyone know? i am a bit worried as I am unlikely to see a specialist anytime soon again - i have reffrered myself through docs but the pandemic is more important than my benign heart condition..i just was hoping on here someone could reassure me.
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