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Does anyone have SVT-s and Irregular heartbeats?

By Anonymous January 12, 2012 - 7:46pm
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Hi, I'm 30years old. since i got pregnant with my 2nd child (which was 3years ago) i'm having heart issues...It started with waking up at nights, with shortness of breaths, weird pressures in my head and arms...i saw a cardiologist, he said everything is fine, it's just anxiety. when i had my baby, i was on an antidepressant for 8months, and i still had these symptoms. after 2 years i started to having skipped beats, extra beats, faster beats.. so they sent me to another cardiologist... they did the stress test, ultrasound, ekg-s ...everything was normal. For couple of weeks i'm started to have those weird feelings from my chest during daytime too.. i went to my neighbor's house, he is a paramedic,and he said i'm having SVT-s because i had 250pulse in a minute... after 2minutes they usually go away... I feel like i'm going to die or having a stroke from that pressure, can't breathe very good,and it makes me feel sad and anxious...i can't enjoy my life for 3 years because of that. Don't know if anyone had these feelings...all the doctor's think i'm a panic person, who is just complaining, but all my anxiety is from my heart. I feel i can't enjoy my kids because of this...just waiting all day when is going to happened. They are gonna give me a monitor for more days finally, and find out what type of svt-s i'm having. I just feel like, i have to figure it out what is going on with me, the doctor's are not helping enough, they never tried to find out what is causing my problems, they just sent me home with anxiety medications...I'm flying to Europe with my kids in 4 weeks, and i'm not sure if i should cancel my trip, i'm scared to fly , that if it's something gonna happened to me on the plane i can die. Feel like i need a BIG help... would do anything to stop these heartbeats

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Hi Anon,

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) means that from time to time your heart beats very fast for a reason other than exercisehigh fever, or stress. 

Most episodes of SVT are caused by faulty electrical connections in the heart 

What causes the electrical problem is not clear.

SVT also can be caused by certain medicines. Examples include very high levels of the heart medicine digoxin or the lung medicine theophylline.

Some types of SVT may run in families, such as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Or they may be caused by a lung problem such as COPD or pneumonia.

Since you don't seem to be having an SVT episode when you go to your doctor, nothing abnormal is seen in your EKG, you can ask your doctor to have you wear a portable EKG such as a holter monitor so that if in fact you do have another episode of tachycardia, then the monitor will record it and you can get properly diagnosed. 

I hope this helps and that you get some answers soon,


January 13, 2012 - 5:58am
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