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Hi, I'm new to this group and delighted to find it. My story in brief, I'm now 35 and pretty fit - I run a lot and have done for years. Almost 3 years ago I had my first SVT episode - I've had about 15 or 20 since then, lasting up to 2 or 3 minutes each. They seem to happen in 'clusters'. I might get 3 or 4 episodes in a month, then nothing for 6 months, then off we go again. They always happen when I'm running hard, and I've picked them up on my own garmin heart rate monitor but they have never performed when I've been wearing an ECG monitor. A few weeks ago I was brought in for an EP study (which was nowhere near as scary as I thought it would be) - again it refused to perform so I couldn't get an ablation.
Anyway during all this my cardiologist has been perfectly happy for me to continue running - it's not dangerous. But no-one has mentioned triggers to me, so I'm really interested to find out what affects you and how. Are there any good books or websites that helped you? For me, every episode has happened when I'm running - but even during a cluster I can have several episode-free runs. I'd love to be able to figure out if it's just bad luck or if something's setting these clusters off. I'd really appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
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