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Apr 10, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 3
I had 54 year of SVT, so I understand what you experience. 1) Are you able to convert event yourself? I learned Valsalva at 6 years old and the technique carried me through to 60. There are other methods you can use to slow them down. 2) Have you tried any kind of medication to help control them? 3) Have you considered an electrophysiology procedure...
Apr 10, 2014 in the Diabetes - Type 2 Community - 2
You really need to see literally where you're at. The only way to do this is to test at home. You can't wait the typical intervals to see you physician if you want to make any sense as to where your at from day to day. If aren't doing so already, TEST! A meter is very cheap today. You can get one at Walmart for less than $10.00 Another ...
Apr 10, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
Without a doubt the most common cardiac complaint on this forum. Search the last couple of pages, and find a large number of posts regarding PVC's. It's always wise to see you physician, but most likely, these are benign, albeit annoying events.
Apr 09, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 3
You know, don't be afraid to look outside of your area. The Cleveland Clinic has many "graduates" from this forum who came from all over the US. Good luck and let us know how it all turns out.
Apr 08, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 7
PVC's are perhaps the most common cardiac complaint here. Browse a few pages and you'll find dozens of posts regarding PVC's. Typically, they're benign and just a pain to deal with. Physicians don't seem to do anything seriously about them until they reach over 10,0000 or more per day. I think for the average person, they have no ...
Apr 08, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 3
From my experience here, it is uncommon to have subsequent ablations following your initial one assuming it was for SVT. But in the 3+ years that I've been associated with the forum, there have been a few. It's possible that your electrophysiologist left a piece of conductive tissue remaining which continues to support conduction. Perhaps the bur...
Apr 07, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 5
As Marlinspike suggests, are you sure you're not experiencing normal Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia (RSA)? While it sounds bad, this is the heart's normal response to changes in activity. Fir instance, when you get up from a resting position and walk across the room, the heart will respond by increasing it rate, and BP will rise as well. I ASSUME...
Apr 07, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 5
It sounds like you could be experiencing some sort of supraventricular tachycardia or SVT event. It's just a guess, but I use to experience the same phenomenon if I landed flat footed or did something that suddenly jarred my body to its core. The key to finding out what it is would be to capture it on an EKG. But once every three months is going to be...
Apr 03, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 3
I would get these on occasion. They usually noticed them only at rest. Perhaps it was because my body and respiration were still, and I could listen to what was going on. For me I would feel a sudden, slightly slower and weaker than normal SVT event even begin. It almost felt like a rhythmic fluttering. But if I felt my pulse in my wrist, I could feel ...
Apr 03, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 9
Helen, I'm sorry but I totally missed this post. I agree with the posters above. It's very difficult to get sinus rate to 200 without heavy physical output. It's very possible that you had an episode of perhaps SVT. These are for the most part troublesome but not dangerous. The best thing to do is to put you on a long term monitor with hop...