Tachycardia or panic attac

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   Posted 5/1/2009 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi i am 33 years old male i was diagnosed whith Thachycardia SVT at age of 22,i lived whith that for some years nothing mayor happend only few times visiting ER whith Heart rate at 220-240 BPM ,as it was geting more frequent betwine the times my doc. decided to put me for ablation,in april 06 i had an ablation and havent had tachycardia until 3 months ago,but i noticed that my heart rate was only 140-160 i went to ER but they culd not find somthing wrong,EKG all that was ok.but now i am geting irregular heart beats like every day as i enter ER room heart rythem goes normal 90-100,i had holter heart monitor for a week nothing happend,the day i took it off had one of those tachycardias.My resting Heart rate in the morning is 75-85 as i get up it can goes to 120 is that normal?I dont take no medicine, my BP was 140/100 but i lost some weight and changed my livestyle now is 125/84.
I wonder am i geting panic attacks or is something with the heart?

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   Posted 5/8/2009 2:27 AM (GMT -6)   
   I had my SVT since I was a kid. I was hyperactive. I am a professional musicians. last November 2008  I had my RF ablation ang according to my doctor It was successful. The ff. day after my breakfast I had svt and I asked doctor about it he said it was normal. After few months now its been six months but I still have some few irregularities so I went this week for an ECG I knew I had few episodes when the nurse was recording it. According to the doctor I have a PVC so I need another ablation for this ..but next week I gonna have a 24 hr. halter then ill wait for the doctors advice whats the next step. Anyway, those of us whos suffering from any of this SVT we should always bear in mind not to panic...just come to accept that we have this sickness never live a life on denials..were all gonna die at the end anyway..so why we  should keep on worrying ..we are just trying to aggrevate the situation try  diverting your mind instead to a positve one not  focusing when will be the next attacks come stop anticipating...just always calm down...make yourself busy ..enjoy things that you love to do...and the last one if you trust God and if you have any belief in Him ...you have nothing to worry about..you are completely safe..people who have fear are insecured people no faith in God at all...and you know what...the best medicine in this world...knowing that there is hope.Thank you.

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   Posted 5/12/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   

My heart does the same thing! When I'm hooked up to monitors, machines or during a stress test it behaves. As soon as no doctors are around, my heart feels like it's skipping beats. One emergency room doctor said I was experiencing PVC's. He caught one on the monitor. He said they are harmless and he used to get them all the time. Probably comes from stress.

I am a member on the anxiety forum and these heart symptoms are often mentioned. Yes, you can get the skipped beats and/or racing heart from anxiety. As Dylan mentioned, try to stay calm although it's not easy. Often panic comes along with it as a symptom. I hope both of you are feeling better now!

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   Posted 5/13/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
As a cardiac nurse, my first thought in your case would be anxiety. I would sit down with your primary and find the cause.

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   Posted 7/16/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Anxiety can mimic any symptom, particularly because anxiety does have physical components and tachycadia is one of them, others are shortness of breath, chest pains, lightheadeness and tremors. If you don't have structural damage to your heart, is not a heart disease and you can't die from anxiety.

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   Posted 7/20/2009 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I was having this problem too. I just thought I was having panic attacks because I had all of the anxiety symptoms when my heart rate was up. I do not have tachycardia but I recently found why I was having these symptoms. I have mitral valve prolapse. One of my heart valves are I think a litttle longer and it sort of flops well for some reason due to the mitral valvae prolapse it causes my heart to race out of the blue and I also have irregular heart beats. Other than you when I do go to the doctor my heart rate is very high. They said it is very normal for people with mitral valve to have panic attacks, fast heart rate, etc. I would talk about your symptoms to your doctor. My heart sometimes starts racing while I sleep and it wakes me and it leaves me feeling all anxious and I have to wait it off. But now I am on a very mild medicine to keep the heartrate down.

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   Posted 7/21/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all!
   I am a regular member here usually in anxiety. I started to get attacks about 9 yrs ago a few months after I had 4 family memebers pass within a 3 wk span. The last was my mom whom died from some kind of heart failure.(3 of the 4 died from heart issues) My symptoms mimic heart attack symptoms and they scare me. I was sitting here tonight with high anxiety over the physical symptoms I have. I am very grateful to you all who have real issues with your hearts for taking the time to be so kind to those of us like myself who have these fears. Speaking for myself being able to come to these posts find someone who has the same fears and reading your reassuring responses was a gift. So again thanks.

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   Posted 8/11/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
I am going for ablation soon for SVT but I am very frightened. I am also a nurse which is awful.I get my heart playing up when I am anxious, its amazing how heart and mind are one. Thank God for Diazepam which my Dr very reluctantly prescribes me, this stops my SVT because I calm down and then use my relaxation tapes or watch Poirot !!Its a comfort to read that I am not the only one with these horrible episodes which frighten us all so much.
Thanks to everyone who places supportive and kind messages, it really helps,
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