You are not alone. My forum of choice years ago for my rhythm disturbance was Medhelp.
Search Google for: Medhelp PSVT
Remember, your care is principally your doctor's responsibility. You are an active part of that care, but when reading forums, such as Medhelp, there are member and doctor contributions. Please discuss anything you may learn at Medhelp with your Doctor.
The rhythms PSVT and SVT originate Supra Ventricular, meaning above the ventricles, Supra Ventricular is the SV in both these terms. Our normal heart beat originates above the ventricles as well, and PSVT or SVT are often not as much of a concern as we may think. Arrhythmias of especial concern to doctors are ones that originate on the ventricles themselves. This is not the case for you.
Do a search for: Vagus Nerve
The Vagus nerve is involved in digestion. As a bonus, it's also wired to the heart. When we have a Fight or Flight response, the heart races, and a number of other things occur. When the situation is over, the Vagus Nerve helps to restore the normal rate to the heart. The Vagus Nerve is technically a Cranial Nerve, runs along the esophagus, is connected to the heart, and continues down to the stomach and further. There is no doubt that some people experience heart rhythm disturbances brought to them courtesy of Vagus Nerve.
Even if PVCs or PACs were somehow the initiator of a PSVT or SVT episode, doctors have discovered long ago that for many people with benign arrhythmias, treating them can actually be more dangerous than not. Most Beta Blockers and likely most Calcium Channel Blockers have excellent safety profiles and are well tolerated. Moving a person with a benign arrhythmia into stronger medications can, at times, involve risks that have to be closely monitored.
Post Edited (JungRulz) : 2/21/2014 7:47:16 AM (GMT-7)