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Is chest pain a symtom of svt?

By May 26, 2010 - 2:08pm
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I am confused. from what I read, chest pains are a symtom of svt. When I called my doctor and told the nurse that I was still having palpatations and chest pains even with the verapamil and wondered if the dose needed to be adjusted, she told me I needed to get to emergency because the chest pains could be a warning sign. So I spent over 24 hours and countless tests for them to tell me my chest pains are not cardiac related. Ok are chest pains a symtom or are they not?

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Sheree - You should not be in pain daily. Are you able to get in to see your doctor to discuss this and examine whether you need a medication adjustment? If not, are you able to find another doctor who will work with you to manage your needs? You need and deserve the right answers and those are highly dependent on how your body is reacting to the medication on an individual level. You may have to get a bit aggressive to be seen, and your life and health are worth it. Please let me know what you do, and best wishes to you. Pat

May 27, 2010 - 8:58am

Thank You for your answer. I have chest pains and palpatations daily, even when i am on then medication. If thats standard protocol, then I would be at emergency all of the time. When I have near fainting or fainting episodes it goes away and i am fine. I guess I will have to use my own judgment on weather it is different then my normal symtoms. It is very frustrating! I don't know weather I should be worried or not.

May 27, 2010 - 8:32am
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Hi Sheree12 -

I'm hoping your comments mean that you're doing better now and are no longer in pain.

For those who don't know, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) means that from time to time a person's heart beats very fast for a reason other than exercise, high fever, or stress.

Standard medical protocols advise patients to call 911 or seek emergency services immediately if they have a fast heart rate and they:

* Faint or feel as though you are going to faint.
* Have severe shortness of breath.
* Have chest pain.
* Have symptoms of a heart attack or stroke.

You can learn more here: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/supraventricular-tachycardia-overview

May 26, 2010 - 6:53pm
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