My name is John and I am 27 years old. I was diagnosed with SVT today and I feel horrible... In the past year I had : 24 hour holter monitor, 20 ekg's , echo, 2 stress tests, x-rays, and recently a 30 day event monitor that I am currently wearing and caught one episode. Also lots and lots of blood works done. I am a smoker since I was 18 years old, never drank any alcohol or did any drugs, but I do not exercise as much. I am 5' 9" and 138 pounds and have lost a lot of weight since all that started. I was originally a year ago diagnosed with GAD but those episodes started last September.
After I would eat, my heart rate would go up sometimes to 150 or so. I had the tests done back then and after a couple of months my mind relaxed and the episodes stopped. Now in january, one day after eating the same thing happened. Crazy heart rate and my blood pressure was up the sky. I wore an event monitor after several doctor visits and trips to the er. Yesterday it was on of the worst ones... I had the monitor on and an hour after I ate the whole thing started. It went on for 15 minutes and after lots of water it calmed down. I went to the doctor today that told me that the last night recording was at 182!! He said that I have SVT, even though he did not seem 100% certain for a second. The episode of 182 said sinus tachycardia with pacs.
With all that, for the past month I have been eating only once a day, a couple of sandwiches because most of those episodes come after eating... All this is ruining my life., I do not want to do anything and I am just scared when it will happen again...
I am not sure what to do. The doctor wants me to try calcium blockers and also told me about ablation... I have heard a ton of not successful and weird stories about ablation and even though I consider it, I do not think that I want to do it. There were also recordings in there with my heart rate being at 60 while resting, so I am not sure if the blockers are an option either. I am trying to get a second opinion from another doctor to see what he will think.
I would appreciate any opinions on the matter.