Posted 4/4/2012 1:41 PM (GMT -6)
29 years old. Diagnosed with WPW at 15 years old, had ablation, it worked! Then 10 years later...another arrhythmia began. Another ablation. It did not work. It was diagnosed as a SVT, was told it's not dangerous to me...it happens when I exercise and my HR gets too high especially on days where I am already tired or stressed out. Last night in the shower, however, I had a weird occurrence that I can't quite "shake" from my mind. Wondering if someone has any ideas about this.
Out of nowhere, my heart started racing. Really, really fast...faster than my usual "SVT" feeling. It was not a pounding but just super fast, I got startled by it, placed my fingers to my neck to check my pulse and my pulse was totally normal...much to my shock. And then I realized I did not feel that weird fast rate either. Like it came and went quicker than I could wrap my mind around. I think I stood in the shower actually feeling the fast rate for a total of 6 seconds before deciding to go for my pulse. I felt fine otherwise. No SOB, no light headedness. No obvious start or stop to the fast rate either...which I usually feel a THUD when my usual SVT goes back into slow-mo. This then make me question if anything even happened! I literally wonder if I imagined this happening...or if it wasn't even my heart. If I had a weird muscle twitch in my chest? Does this sound crazy to anyone? I want to also note that the beat was super regular in rhythm, just FAST. I've been fine since last night without any symptoms. I do feel stressed about it now, fearing I have yet another problem on top of what I already know about.
I have a EP doc appt. already set up (before this weird thing happened). I suppose I will tell him about it. I do feel a bit crazy...almost like...did anything even actually happen?