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Old 02-07-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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SVT and Anxiety

Hello all, I have been diagnosed with SVT since I was about 15 (I am 22 now). I have had SVT episodes that would last about 10 seconds to a minute and terminated them with a slow deep breath after lying down. These occurred about every 2-3 months. I was NEVER anxious about the attacks and could always get them to stop.

About a month ago I had what felt like an SVT attack and more impotently, skipped beats, and this resulted in me having my first full blown panic attack. I thought my heart was going to stop or something crazy like that. I went to see my doctor and he said it was probably just anxiety.

To be sure I got into a cardiologist and he said that the skipped beats are nothing to worry about but offered for me to wear a 48 hour monitor just to be sure. After having a few times of feeling what felt like a skipped a beat i returned the monitor. Two days ago I got the results and he said that it looked like SVT attacks and said and ablation would be my best bet.

Ever since I have been insanely anxious. I do NOT want to get an ablation as my anxiety level towards all of this is through the roof. I was never anxious about SVT or my heart before but ever since my panic attack its all I can think about. The cardiologists said that SVT can feel like an anxiety attack so every time i get anxious I feel like I am having a huge SVT episode. He did say everything is fine I just can't get this out of my head.

Any advice or personal experiences toward this?

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Old 02-12-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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Re: SVT and Anxiety

What happens when you get the svt attacks? And whats your heart rate, do they happen when resting? (do they start out of no where?)

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