V-Tach versus SVT with aberration

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   Posted 5/5/2011 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive been wearing a 30 day monitor it shows svt....ive gad cardiac stress test, echo, both normal. Recently I went to the er and ekg results were occasional pacs with aberrancy and unifocal pvcs. Ive read alot about aberrancy and svt and from what ive concluded it mimics vtach. Dr never said anything just diagnosed me with palpitations and sent me on my way. Now im scare I might have vtach. Even though my dr said I have a structurally normal heart,.which I know means nothing because you can still get vtach...its just usalluallu benign. I just want to find out what it is. Any ideas?

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   Posted 5/8/2011 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
SVT is a rhythm that comes from the Sino Atrial Node, or the main pacemaker in your heart. The EKG has a narrow complex. 'SVT' literally means 'Supra Ventricular Tachycardia' or 'above the ventricles', which means it is not originating in the ventricles, like V Tach is.
SVT CAN have 'RVR' which is 'rapid ventricular response' which only means that the ventricles are beating as quickly as the atria. Still, not VTACH.

It doesn't mimic V-Tach, and it is not a deadly rhythm.

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   Posted 5/10/2011 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome,

I have to disagree with HalfHeartMedic. Supraventricular tachycardia with aberrant conduction (SVTAC) can produce a wide-complex tachycardia that may mimic ventricular tachycardia (VT). In the clinical setting, you would see this rhythm on the ECG.

I would trust your physician that you are ok and try to stop feeling anxious about the outcome of your test.

I am not a physician so this is just my humble opinion.

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