Weird sensation in heart before SVT happens

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The last two episodes I have had my heart, before going into the rapid tachycardia, has felt like it is misfiring and beating irregulary - as if doesn't know what it wants to do. This feeling usually lasts 5-10 seconds before going into SVT. Is this a usual symptom people experience with SVT or is it just me?

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    Hi Tommy,

    The sensation you are talking about is very normal for me. I've had SVT for over 10 years.

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      Tommy,

      I've taken Bystolic (a Beta Blocker) only as needed, that is if I can't lower my HR using valsalva maneuvers or meditation.

      My rapid runs are usually self limiting.

      I avoid things that bring them on like alcohol, caffeine, stress, overexercising, hot showers, laying on my left side, certain foods containing Tyramine, etc.

      Its a work in progress. I'm always trying to learn something new about SVT.

      Cindy

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    Hi Tommy,this sounds very much like you are having ectopic( extra beats) and /or missed beats just before SVT episode. I have ectopic beats a lot ,as do a large percentage of the population. Ectopic beats can be a trigger for SVT . This is the case with me and has been confirmed by a cardiologist,so nothing to worry about!

    Paul.

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      Thanks Paul, I found this really helpful as I was quite worried as it felt like something new. I do sometimes get ectopics throughout the day but its usually only one skipped or extra beat, but I guess the feeling before I go into SVT could be a row of ectopics or something?

      Also how are you treating your SVT? Have you opted for any medication or ablation therapy?

      Tommy

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    My SVT has been triggered by a PVC/PAC that happens just at the right time/place/heart rate, so i will feel the sensation of my heart skipping a beat before it kicks in sometimes.

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    Just seconds before my episode starts, I feel a weird fluttery feeling at the very top of my stomach. Kinda like gas. This fluttery feeling makes me want to burp thinking it is gas. The bam......immediate tachy

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