• over 1 year ago

    Will my SVTs go away? NEED OPINIONS

    Ok so at first I was getting really bad skipped heart beats but I barely get them now and when I do they aren't bad and only last a couple seconds. But now I've been getting SVTs rarely that happen like once every month an a half at the same time every time. They last like 10 min and a remaining hour I just feel off like I can't get a full breathe and a weird feeling in my chest. Basically just very annoying I have a healthy heart and everything. Was just wondering can these just go away considering I have them somewhat rarely? I really don't want to get on a beta blocker cause of side effects.. If there is one that really helps you guys with SVTs let me know cause I might say screw it and get on one. I'm sposed to be going to Florida in about a month and I'm just scared of getting one of these episodes outside my comfort zone. Honestly when I'm having an episode my hearts beating fast but nothing insane it's gets around like 150-165 bbm and I get that really dizzy feeling right before it triggers. Any help would be great I just want to stop worrying and get back to my normal life. Thank you!


  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Will my SVTs go away? NEED OPINIONS


    "Was just wondering can these just go away considering I have them somewhat rarely?"

    They may/could.

    "Honestly when I'm having an episode my heart's beating fast but nothing insane, it gets around like 150-165 bpm and I get that really dizzy feeling right before it triggers."

    For those unfamiliar, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a broad term that includes various forms of an arrhythmia originating above (supra) the ventricles (the heart's lower pumping chambers). SVT can send the heart into speeds up to 150-200 BPM, and sometimes, even as high as 300 BPM. Yikes right.

    Paroxsymal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) typically causes a frightening burst/surge in heart/pulse rate that begins/starts and ends/stops suddenly (hence the term paroxsymal), which can last for just mere seconds or it can continue on for minutes to hours to days.

    SVT/PSVT typically does not damage the heart, is typically not serious or life-threatening in a structurally normal heart, though some symptoms that may/can occur can surely make one feel/think otherwise.

    Symptoms that may/can occur with SVT, PSVT includes chest pain/discomfort/pressure/tightness, shortness of breath, lightheadedness/dizziness, and in uncommon to rare cases, syncope (temporary loss of consciousness, which includes passing out or fainting). Sometimes there can be no symptoms at all.

    Certain drugs may/can control/suppress a fast (tachy) or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Of course, prescription drugs, in some cases, may/can the cause the condtion to worsen or cause new symptoms as side effects.

    Beyond drugs and ONLY WHEN DEEMED APPLICABLE to the patient, as an extreme treatment, a catheter ablation can be performed by a hightly-skilled cardiologist/electrophysiologist.

    The overall results/success rates appear to be vastly improved over some years ago, especially with continuing improvements made in older standard radiofrequency energy (heat-based) technology, as well as newer technology such as cryoenergy/freezing, and high-intensity focused ultrasound.

    Take care,


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