SVT/PAT - Is this genetic?

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   Posted 5/2/2007 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all - I generally post elsewhere on Healing Well, but thought I'd run my question by you.

My mother had PAT until she had an ablation. She had these 'episodes' for many many years.

Over the past few months, out of the blue, my heart starts beating a mile a minute for no reason and then within a really short time goes back to normal. It startles me, but doesn't panic me. Certainly doesn't last as long as my mother's episodes - I remember she would have them for hours.

The few EKG's I've had in the past, show no abnormalities. Just wondering if this is an inherited thing or just one of those things? Should I talk to my doctor about this?

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   Posted 5/4/2007 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
hey starrnr, there are many articles regarding this exact same topic and problem.  It is believed that if you ha a parent who suffered who suffered with this disorder have a higer risk of passing it one down to their children.  Please if you feeling any problems or have suspections that there mah somesthin wrong then you shoul go get ti checked out ASA:.  Here here is z kin i flound.  Kee; us up to date. :-)

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   Posted 5/6/2007 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   

PAT/SVT can be genetic in children. However there are other causes for SVT. You should definitely talk to your physician.

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is often caused by having extra electrical circuits in the heart. It may also be caused by valve disease or blockage of the arteries. Thyroid disease or heart failure may also cause this problem. Other causes may be drinking too much alcohol, smoking, or drinking too much caffeine, such as in coffee or soda.. Using too much cold

medicine may also cause SVT. Stress may cause you to have a SVT attack.

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