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9 hours in the Heart Rhythm Community - 3
Here's my comment regarding the monitoring company having you do another recording "live" while they're on the phone: If you send them a recording with a cardiac anomaly like SVT for instance, and the recording ends while you're still in SVT, they won't take your word that you're feeling fine. They want to see proof that...
17 hours in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA is tough on the heart. Low oxygen levels in the blood cause the heart to beat faster and a sufferer may abruptly awake with a elevated, pounding heart. I had a very severe case of it years ago. A particularly bad night would leave by heart skipping for days. A sleep study and CPAP therapy completely cured the problem. Yo um...
Sep 14, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 5
Again, I think it's best for a cardiologist to make the call. But if they if you did have 12 periods of short episodes of SVT, it's really no biggie. Michelle and I had a near lifetime of extended periods of SVT, minutes to hours long with rates over 200. SVT is typically not a dangerous issue. Still, you should get it looked at more closely.
Sep 13, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 5
Please don't worry. I know nothing about Hashimoto's, but what is stated in this report is not a big deal. Remember, the term "rare" means something the occurs very little in your monitoring period. Like Michelle like suggested, see your cardiologist, and keynote set your mind at ease.
Sep 12, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 1
The best way to see what's going on is to wear what is typically known as a "30 day monitor". This is a small device that is worn continuously except for showering or bathing. It will auto record any cardiac events that may occur at any time of the day. You can also trigger a recording by pressing a button on the small pack. Some cardiac is...
Sep 12, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 3
Couple of things: If your rate was indeed 106, that would be the slowest case of SVT I've ever heard of in my 4 years on this forum. Mine was typically 220. SVT rate doesn't vary much. It sets in at a particular rate and stays that way until it or you terminate it. It starts and stops on a dime. It doesn't ramp up and down. Digoxin?...
Sep 10, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 18
Thanks for the update. I'm going on 4 years free of SVT after 54 years of having it. Like Michelle, I too have occasional ectopics now and then, particularly in the summer months for some reason. If I were 19 again (I wish!) and had the technology available to me, I'd do it in a second. I had too many years of my life messed up with SVT. But, t...
Sep 10, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 5
Most likely you'll be up on your feet the next day and walking around. I was out at our favorite town restaurant for breakfast the net morning. There are no stitches involved Access to your heart is made with a puncture in the groin area on either side. They heal very quickly. By three days, they were nothing more than two red dots. I did have a la...
Sep 09, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community Best Answer - 5
"..''.but I really want to know if anyone has heard of this and what are the treatment options?" I can't help you with the combination, but I l know a little about PSVT, or SVT as it is simply referred to. I had a lifetime of it starting at 6 years old and ending at 60 when I got it taken care of. Treatment options can range from...
Sep 05, 2014 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
Ok....so you've had EKG's, 30 day monitors, blood tests, echo, stress test (?), etc, and they all come back normal. You go to the ER and they diagnose you with Triple S. Did I ever tell you about the time the ER diagnosed me with a badly bruised shoulder? Well....two surgeries, and two very long stainless screws later I was on my way to recoverin...