Officially diagnosed with SVT, some thoughts...

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   Posted 2/21/2014 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone, after my post the other day I went to the doctor and got more of my event monitor strips. I saw on the monitor the PSVT so now I am convinced that it is true. I am a person that has never taken medicine in life and I reject to go for an ablation. I am really wondering if there is actually something behind all of us who might have SVT and the doctors just say "oh, it just happened now, but I am not sure why" . And looking at all those posts, I do not think that there are that many people that are born like that and it happens out of nowhere at their 40's or a little earlier. From my small understanding, presumably an episode of SVT starts after a skipped beat, I guess a PAC?(correct me if I am wrong) The pacs themselves are normally caused by something else(from stress, caffeine, stomach issues, sensitivities, allergies, and more probably). I have tons of those per day, but I did not have them always in my life. I had GI issues for 5 years now, a ton of stress and anxiety for the past 2 years, lots of coffee,sodas and cigarettes too. My diet has been really bad and I have probably also developed gerd in the past year. Also, I have read that for a lot of people, bending down causes an SVT episode and for some drinking cold water might stop the episode after a while. Cold water that goes down the esophagus and into the stomach that is next to the heart! And bearing down can cause acid come up on the same way, right next to the heart. I believe that there is a big connection between GI issues and heart issues. And just to leave a though and a question for conversation. If pacs are causing the SVTs, stopping the pacs or pvcs would presumably again stop the attacks, right?

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   Posted 2/21/2014 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
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)

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