I am 26 years old and had a heart murmer as a baby that cleared up on it's own. When I was an early teen (13-14 years old), I would experience heart palpitations. I never had the paIpitations checked out, but they also stopped happening after a while. About a month ago, I was at work and my heart started pounding out of my chest. I went to the hospital where they recorded my heart rate at 235 bpm. I was then told I have SVT. Since then, I have experienced tingling in my left hand and have not been able to get anything from my doctors except that this is due to "anxiety". I have had an echocardiogram done and the doctor said everything looked fine. I have been very bothered by the tingling hand. Also, a couple of doctors have recomended the Catheter Ablation for the SVT. I have not had any occurrences since the one about a month ago. Has anyone ever had the tingling hand from SVT and also has anyone had the Ablation Procedure?
Yes and yes, 235 bpm is very high, the highist I ever had was 186. My SVT only happened every 4 to 6 mo's, but I would have to go to the E.R. each time. Ablation was no big deal and I went home same day. I had tingling in left arm for a long time, probably some slight neurological damage in my case, you don't get very good blood flow with SVT. Just be sure to get a good Ablationist if going this route.
I am glad to hear that the tingling could be from the SVT. Yes, the doctors agree 235 was very high. I saw 2 different doctors and they both recomended the ablation. I have scheduled to have it done on Jan 25th. I am going to a specialist that one of my doctors has sent other patients to and had good results. I am nervous, but I think it will work out just fine.
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