I haved grown up with a type of tachychardia but episodes were 3-9 times a year.
I have recently been diagnose with SVT pending the cumulative results of a new EKG, Echo and heart monitor 24hrs.
my resting heart rate is ranging from 120-155 well over 12 times daily and thoughts are that i may be passed on to and electro physiology team to run tests to find out more (then maybe a cardiac specialist). but with having 6 weeks left of the pregnancy they are starting to suggest beta blockers which i have found research that says that these can be ok during pregnancy or cause harmful side effects to the infant. After the birth i am not sure what will happen. right now before the Drs have a conclusion they say i should work from home (possibly till the date of labor or delivery) since my work is primarily PC and phone work as well as web meetings. the remedies they say i should do @ home as oppose to the office is laying down on left side.. or right depending on which shows the improvement or get on all fours and wiggle to try and move the baby off of a nerve she may be irritating or apling pressure to, take a quick cooldown break with either ice packs or a 3 min cool shower, bear down and try to apply pressure to the vegas nerve which supposedly controls the regulation of the heart rate. there are other options that have been presented to me but as the ones already mentioned that are not able to be done in my office infront of colleagues. I need to find out what can SVT be a symptom of or a worse condition that it may cause, will it go away when the baby is born since some form has always existed. Also if anyone has incurred hurdles that are unreal from their HR dept, and or the short term dissabiliity programs or even FMLA issues. I have a Dr that says they charge $15+ for filling out any medical forms that are not insurance forms like for work releases or restriction forms.... is that leagal? for 28 years and countless medical profesionals i have encountered this is obsurd. sorry so long but there is a big issue here and quite a few questions.
SVT is a form of arrhythmia that is caused by an electrical pathway that shouldn't be there. That is why they are suggesting an EP Study; to hopefully find the pathway and ablate it. If yours was caused by any kind of worse heart condition, you'd already know. If the problem was present before you became pregnant, it will still be there after your baby's born, difference being, it may cause you more problems during pregnancy due to the extra workload on the heart and circulatory system. As far as the doctors charging for added paperwork.....that's the norm in every doctor's office I've visited in years. That is perfectly legal.
I've had PSVT for as long as I can remember. It did happen more frequently during pregnancy, probably due to the load on the heart (increased weight and blood volume) and hormonal issues. The valsalva maneuver (holding your breath and bearing down) is a subtle thing you can do any where. A cool shower is also a vagal maneuver. Some people get relief just by splashing cold water on their face.
Your heart rate is brisk but not overly fast that might cause fainting. During my pregnancies nothing was done to manage my PSVT. They were aware of it and watched it during labor and delivery but that was all.
You said that your "resting heart rate is ranging from 120-150 well over 12 times daily." Does that mean your rate will jump to 150 while you're sitting and then drop back to a more normal 65-70? How long does each tachy time last? A few seconds or many minutes?
I hope you get the opportunity to talk to an EP cardio. That would be the best chance for successful treatment options.
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