Abnormal heart rhythm

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   Posted 3/11/2013 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been living with SVT since 1995 and medicine (for the most part) is keeping it under control. However, the last week my heart has flip flopped everyday, all day and I'm not sure what to think. It goes like this : gugum gugum gugum BAM gugum gugum gugum BAM BAM gugum...and so on. Its a normal rhythm except for the BAMs. I don't notice it so much during the day when I'm active, but when I'm relaxed and especially laying down to sleep is when it gets to me. I'm a side sleeper and can't lay on my left side as this seems to make it worse. Is this normal for SVT sufferers? Just needing a little clarity on the subject, maybe some words of comfort?

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   Posted 3/13/2013 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I had SVT 2 years ago. Heart rate was 250 bpm in ER. A week later I had the ablation. Problem solved, but now I suffer from PVC.

Ask your cardio doc about the ablation.

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   Posted 3/16/2013 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to HealingWell. You've found a safe, secure, and reliable support community for people battling a range of health issues. We have many  fellow members here who will be glad to lend an ear, offer information, and provide support for when you need it.

We are not professionals but peers just like you so if your topic requires a professional we may refer you to your Doctor.

The patient with palpitations reports a disquieting awareness of his or her heartbeat, which may be described as a “pounding,” “racing,” “skipping,” “flopping,” or “fluttering” sensation. It is disconcerting and often incites fear, although many cases seen in the office setting occur among persons with no serious underlying heart disease. The evaluation of palpitations by the primary physician focuses on differentiating the high-risk person in need of an intensive evaluation and possible cardiology referral from the low-risk individual who can be reassured after a screening assessment. The primary physician needs to be familiar with the telltale manifestations of worrisome dysrhythmias and the indications for and limitations of methodologies for their detection and evaluation.

If you continue to have concerns please do follow up with your Dr.



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