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Old 10-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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I was recently told I have SVT. The first time my heart "went crazy", I was having a colonoscopy done and my doctor had the nurse give me some medication through my IV to convert my heart rate back down to normal. It was 193 while laying down and still groggy from sedation. I was started on Toprol XL, 12.5 mg. This was in June. Two months later, I suddenly felt dizzy and lightheaded and my heart just started pounding again like before. I was also very clammy feeling and couldn't catch my breath. Knowing that this wasn't a good thing, I left work and like a fool, drove myself to the ER. When they hooked me up, the doctor was shocked to see my heart rate was 225!!! He immediately ordered medication to convert my heart rate back down and he even stayed in the room the whole time!!! He bumped my Toprol XL up to 25 mg a day (taken at bedtime). They got everything back under control and after awhile let me go home. Now I've had this happen again, with my heart rate once again, being around 213. Luckily, the same ER doctor was working again and he remembered me from the last time. So now I am taking Cardizem along with the ToprolXL and have an appointment with a heart doctor. My question is, can this be controlled with medication or does it have to be taken care of with ablasion? Sorry if some of my words are not spelled right, I'm tired and really should be in bed!! LOL

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