I am 42, have had PAC's, PVC's since my teens. I have recently been having attacks of PSVT. I was in the ER for the first time last Friday because my svt stopped and started 3 times in an hour lasting 5-20 minutes per episode. I have had all the tests previously and since this was by far my worst episode of svt I wanted it on tape (I was also short of breath this time which really scared me). I told my husband I think I need to go to the hospital because of symptoms and I couldnt get it to stop on my own. I was in bigeminy PAC's all the way to the hospital and for an hour in the ER. I asked the nurse to lay my bed flat as this is usually when the SVT has started, when I lye down, and although I never wanted it to happen again, I very much wanted it to happen there and be recorded. My bed was laid down for 20 seconds and there it went SVT. 6 people ran in, more monitors, crash cart, hooking a syrenge in my IV, I asked why the syrenge? and he said to stop my heart with a drug and restart it. Wow, thats scary. I told him I wanted to try to stop it myself but was so out of breath I gave up and said just do it, then bam it went back to normal, I thought they gave it to me but it went back on its own. The nurse said I would have known if they gave it too me and said its not fun.
I saw an electrocardiologist on Monday and he, of course, wants to do an EP study and ablation. He said the rate of the SVT I was having makes it more dangerous especially when I get older. My recorded rate was 230 but my husband saw the monitor say 257.
I do not want an ablation. Has anyone had SVT at this high rate? If so did you not get the ablation and control it on your own? Has anyone had a complication from SVT this high?
I have been on 37mg metoprolol for HBP for about a year and that has now been increased to 50 and slowly going to 100.