svt help

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Had 2 attacks one just the day on both these ive had to go to hospital it has stopped on its own after 3 hours and a beat of 200 it really frightens me I feel like I m going to die I m on beater blockers , can some one reassure me please

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    Hi, angelhawk. is it svt you have been diagnosed with? and also how long have you had it?

    I have had mine for 28 years now and I have svt. My first one happened when i was 12 years old and i luckly had just come out of the swimming baths and was in the changing room. to say it has impeded on my life and lifestly would be an understatement. I was not allowed to join the Navy when I left school due to having at the time an unknown heart condition and it has taken 28 years to find out what it was. I have had numerous monile ecg machines fitted in the post attack years but i have never had an episode whilst wearing one so they have never been able to confirm what i had.

    recently whilst walking down the street in july and tripping (not drunk either) i managed to break my right wrist fairly bad and needed a reduction. while i was in A&E the re-sus nurse motioned to the consultant and mentioned someonething about my heart. Finally after being not taken seriously for all those years someone had spotted it smile

    in a way it made me feel a 100% thrilled that it had been found but in another way i then started feeling very pprehensive and if i am honest a little scared that i might have something wrong with me (which i already knew).

    I guess it was like a bury your head in the sand moment. all the worry was soon put to one side when i met my cardio consultant, Dr Peppr. Chris is a great guy and imo him and Andy Hogarth are the best 2 consultants you could be in the safe and caring hands of.

    I was put onto betablockers for a few weeks and after a consultation with Chris i decided to take his professional advice and go for an Elctrophysiology study where they can perform the ablation at the same time.

    This is done in a lab with your consultant and a full team of in my case fantastic caring people. From being admitted to the ward and then to be taken through to the lab the care and compassion i received was fantastic and second to none.

    I felt that well looked after it was though I was a private patient. I have never met such a great deal of really nice people in one hospital.

    The procedure itself if you have the option of having it done scared the pants off of me. When once i was on the bench apart from the initial worry (which was unfounded) everything went a lot better than i had convinced myself it would.

    Your in great hands with a wealth of knowledge in one room. The procedure unlike some i had read about I was fully awake for and did not go to sleep at any point. The discomfort i was dreading was nothing like i had worried myself for and certainly would not hesitate about having it done again. By the way this is 24 hours after having the procedure and i feel fine. a little sore around the incision area but nothing bad at all. to be honest i have had splinters that have hurt more than what i went through yesterday.

    sorry for a long and extensive post and please feel free to message me if i have left anything out at all or you need a little more reassurance.

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    Hi did u get my other post x
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    I dont think my other post came through, I had a big attack in aug my heart beat was 200 beats a min for 3 hours then I had one for 2 hours on the 22 nd dec then another a week later which they gave me a injection at a&e to slow it down which worked , I m on beeter blockers for this because they picked it up at the hospital becayse I was in the middle of having one which was good that the ecg traced it, I get little ones every day but sometimes my heart doesnt go back in a normal beat its making me very depressed even though they tell me I wont die from it I dont believe them .I m 43 yrs old I think ive had this for years but never thoy anything about it and never this bad .xxxxx
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    How u feeling after opp x
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    A little tender around the catheter area just after the op and on Saturday. Sunday was a lot easier today I feel a little bruised but thats it. the procedure certainly is not bad at all so if you get offered it my advice would be to go for it. I seem to have been having more palpitations more frequently over the last few weeks and they are getting on my nerves now lol so I have my fingers crossed that it will work next time and get rid of it once and for allhopefully.
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    I m going to docs today about the amount of svt s ive 2 big ones in a week , did you have a lot x

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