Hello. I was recently diagnosed with SVT after an ER visit that resulted in multiple injections of adenosine; I've since had palpitations daily. A few months before the SVT began, I noticed a severe worsening of acid reflux: instead of one omeprazole once or twice a week, I needed to take it every other day. Since the SVT was diagnosed, I've had to begin taking omeprazole daily (usually shortly before dinner). Also, sometimes when the palpitations occur, I also feel a distinct stiffness in my throat--not a swelling in which my breathing is obstructed, but a stiffness that lasts for an hour or longer. My question is this: are there any connections possible between SVT and stomach issues? The ER docs keep telling me that that's "not heard of," but, considering the location of the vagus nerve, it seems possible to me. Moreover, I have a history of GI problems: in 2003, I had a hiatal hernia repaired through a nissen fundiplication, and I then went off all acid reducers; I'm wondering, given the sharp recurrence of acid reflux and the newly found SVT, if there could be any relationship between the two. My palpitations, 90% of the time, occur just before, during, or after drinking something hot or eating. Additionally, a couple times a week, I wake up in the morning with a headache that persists until I go to bed at night; the pain seems concentrated towards the back of my head. Again, the ER docs are dismissive of any symptom other than palpitations; I've been told that the doctors "don't know" what those symptoms mean, and they then send me home without so much as a chest x-ray.
I've had an echocardiogram that came back with "very good" results; I'm seeing an electrophysiologist very soon. Too, I'm having an EGD soon, to try to investigate the GI symptoms. In the meantime, though, is anyone aware of any connection between SVT and GI issues? Thank you very much.