Svt or afib??

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Hi I have what I think is svt, which come an goes abruptly, usually for a few seconds, it races above 100 and the worst was around 235 bpm. I have been to A & E because it has lasted for an hour or so without stopping. I was told by a nurse it was svt but I have had tests an came back fine becauae it wasnt caught at the time of my ecg.

when im not having an episode I get palpitations alot and skipped/ectopic beats. But reading alot onlone this sounds simular to afib with all the palpitations and the day after drinking alcahol I get palpitations aswell. I dont get irregular heartbeats just palps and skipped beats alot?

I just need definate answers, someone to tell me what it really is. Afib scares me as I know it can cause strokes.

Help.

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    I am 69 and have had these papitations and skipped heartbeats for over 40 years,the past 12 years or maybe longer i have had svt, i think the risk of stroke is worse when you get older.  I have avoided alcohol mostly all my adult life due to it causeing me bad palpitations.  if i get upset i go through hell with it also.
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    I would go with Kristina's advice. Pester your GP and/or Cardio until you get a firm diagnosis. That is what they are there for.

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    Heart palpitations can be caused by anxiety I have svt but also have heart palpitations allot and always after alcohol heart palpitations are actually your heart gaining a beat but feels like skipping a beat nearly everyone with svt gets them at some point I've had what feels like irregular beats but hardly ever

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