I Have Svt

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 88 People


    I was diagnosed with SVT last month but have been having episodes since I was younger. My heart rate has gone up to 280bpm. Message me if you are experiencing the same thing:))
    phila012 phila012
    18-21, F
    Nov 11, 2013

    I was diagnosed with SVT the first part of this

    month, after they had to call 911 for me at work. My heart rate was 230 and the EMT's had to restart it in the ambulance to get it under control. I always blamed my "little episodes" on peri-menopause, and then menopause, but now that I had a BIG episode I know better. My...
    HollyChristineB HollyChristineB
    56-60, F
    1 Response May 28, 2014

    I was 15 at the time.

    Just sitting in class when I felt like I was shaking. I looked down to see my chest moving. I just brushed it off and asked my friends to feel my heart . They said it felt weired. So at lunch I called my dad to get me (about 20 after I felt it) because I was having a hard time...
    16yearsyoung 16yearsyoung
    18-21, F
    Jul 25, 2015

    Living With Svt, The Invisible Disability

    I have had supraventricular tachycardia for 2 years...it's a pain in the arse. At any moment my heart starts beating more than twice as fast as it should and nothing stops it unless I go to hospital to have IV Adenosine. Adenosine makes you feel like you are going to die...it...
    deleted deleted
    30 Responses Jul 3, 2011

    Can You Count The Beats?

    I'm on propafanone for SVT. When I have events I can feel a pulse rate of about 90 but Doc has recorded 200. I get light-headed and other symptoms but can only count about 90. Anyone else like that? Thanks.
    Stuart61 Stuart61
    51-55, M
    Nov 6, 2012

    Mine started years ago

    and only in the last 2 years has it been getting worse. recently i have had 3 bad attacks with the injections, the last one gave me a mild heart attack where the heart gave itself a leak. as i am also an Asthmatic i cannot have the heart medication but they have put me on the...
    annette13 annette13
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2014


    When I was 14 years old, I was walking in my kitchen to let my dogs out at the back door and I passed out and hit my head on the tile floor. I was brought to the emergency room where I was diagnosed with a minor concussion. A few days later I kept feeling a really tight sensation...
    Starlight890 Starlight890
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2012

    Day By Day!

    I don't remember how young I was when i first had my heart pulpatations! It was a scary experience and i had no idea what to do or what was happening. It didnt last long but for the remainder of the day my heart beat was just all over the place. When I was going through my last...
    Skarim Skarim
    22-25, F
    Jun 8, 2012

    I Feel Trapped By My Svt

    I had my first episode of SVT, that I'm aware of, when I was 12. My father said that my mother had similar,"palpitations", and just dismissed me. I was 26 when I had my real diagnosis. I have been prescribe two different medications which stopped working pretty quickly. The last...
    allysncldwll allysncldwll
    4 Responses Jan 4, 2012

    I Have Svt!

    I started having episodes of SVT around 6 weeks ago. After the second time, when my doctor saw my heart beat on an ecg monitor, I was given Beta-Blockers and referred to a cardiologist. I was also signed off from work for 2 weeks. Since then the episodes have continued. I...
    pubeheadprincess pubeheadprincess
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 26, 2010

    Since I Was 5

    i found out at the age of 5 i had SVT. i over come this heart condition. i am now a healthy 18 year old. did 3 years of marching band in high school. i can run 1 mile in 22 minutes. i still have issues, i have episodes during the summer now sitting down and relaxing my heart...
    irishgal2013 irishgal2013
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2013

    I Had Ablation Surgery

    My name is Crystal. I'm 23 years old. I'm a healthy young woman. I play sports, do yoga, have a vegetarian diet, and am an appropriate weight for my height. I discovered that I had SVT last September. My experience is different than many, because I wasn't plagued by daily...
    dawnlet dawnlet
    26-30, F
    6 Responses May 26, 2013

    Thought I Was Crazy. It Was Svt.

    I have had this ever since I can remember. I suspect my first incident happened when I was in first grade . I cant recall palpitations, but I would pass out. and in high school I played football, I would get that odd feeling in my chest I told the Dr. but they found nothing. Yars...
    Dudeareno Dudeareno
    Sep 17, 2012

    Many years ago I thought I was the only one.

    I am 37 I have had SVT since I was a young girl,i have been in the ER over 90 times in total up to this day,always needing adenosine to regulate my BPM,the highest it has been is 260,syncopal episodes,dizziness,shakiness,fatigue,premature off beats,you name it,hospital stays...
    fabulousmstasha fabulousmstasha
    36-40, F
    Jan 25, 2015

    Thankfully my symptoms aren't

    as scary as most people's on here. My doctor acted like it was no big deal that I had this. He was like I would recommend the ablation but it isn't necessary. This is only something you need to worry about if it hinders your life in any way. (annoyance basically) My mom...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990
    26-30, M
    Dec 9, 2014

    Radio Frequency Ablation...im Not Impressed.

    I have recently had radio frequency catheter ablation for my Supra ventricular tachycardia. In laymans terms I had 5 catheters inserted into my groin on both sides and pushed up into my heart. Under xray the catheters were moved around whilst I was injected with a drug that...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 20, 2011

    I have Svt. I hate saying

    that phrase. I hate that I feel like a downer on people when I have to explain my heart doesn't work properly. I hate that I lie to my Fiancé, friends and family when my chest starts hurting. I hate that I don't want to take the meds. I've said hate a lot, and lately I feel...
    AaronHall AaronHall
    22-25, M
    Sep 8, 2015

    Black Cloud

    anyone still have something like little bleeps, or where your heart feels like an extra beat or something like that. It last no longer than a blink of an eye. I have seemed to have more of those after being put on medicine for svt. they did catch it on a monitor so i know it...
    dmccombs1407 dmccombs1407
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2012

    Hello, I recently just joined not long ago.

    I too have suffered from svt since I was in the 4th grade. I was finally diagnosed just two years ago. Just last week I had a pretty bad episode and seeing my cardiologist sometime this week. I have been considering ablation. Has anyone had that done before and if so what is...
    gm00 gm00
    26-30, F
    Mar 25, 2015

    11 Years Of This

    I felt my first episode of SVT when I was 10 years old, at that point I would have episodes maybe once or twice a year. As the years went on they generally stayed at the same frequency, and would mostly occur when I was playing sports. When I got into high school my episodes...
    NicoleRamona NicoleRamona
    Jan 22, 2013

    Anyone experience chest pain,

    stabs here and there with psvt? I've been having some burning and sharp pain in different areas of the chest since day one. My doctor couldn't care but I am now starting to worry. I'm terrified to have a heart attack and drop dead.
    Cherrios87 Cherrios87
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2016
    ablount13 ablount13
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2014

    Just Diagnosed!

    I'm a rather healthy 29 yr old and I was just diagnosed with SVT!! I'm new at this and very scared!! I was put on a beta blocker low dose but hate how tired it makes me. I am probably just going to try stopping it. Praying it doesn't happen often :( any tips or advice?
    Kellycantrell Kellycantrell
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

    A couple months ago I was diagnosed with SVT.

    Since, I've been living in fear. I can't take the medication prescribed, it turns me into a zombie - which at this point in my life just doesn't work. I can go weeks without an actual episode, but I'm constantly having little spells of dizziness, confusion, and shortness of...
    fiveby5 fiveby5
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 18, 2014

    My Heart My Sleep

    I have had a what I call a bouncing heart for twenty years and tonite I finally came to the realization that it is definitely contributing to my insomnia. I don't partake of caffeine, I'm on a gluten free diet I exercise but still have these things and they are driving me nuts...
    Ejrp Ejrp
    66-70, F
    Aug 23, 2012

    Supraventricular Tachycardia

    So, last Sunday, after hanging up with him around 2am, I started feeling my heart beat really hard in my chest... okay aparently i really like him? hmmm but thats kinda weird.. whatever passed it off. Five minutes later i was having a hard time breathing.. okay this is getting...
    DavesDaughter DavesDaughter
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Jan 28, 2010

    Svt Sucks!!!

    I was first diagnosed with SVT in March 2011. After initial ER visit, I stopped caffeine and tried to lower my stress. After a close death in my family, I started caffeine again in November 2011. In April 2012, after I turned 40, and still reeling from the death, I had an SVT...
    MickeyCSI MickeyCSI
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2012

    I am 28 and it took 14 years

    for a doctor to listen to me that something was wrong! Well.. I had an ablation done 5 years ago but it didn't work long term. I am having severe episodes again and it really sucks! It seems like people don't get what you go through before (waiting/not knowing when where or how...
    Jennkyser Jennkyser
    36-40, F
    Apr 3, 2014


    I found out I had SVT when I was 14 years old. My heart kept beating fast but we had no idea what it was. Eventually I saw a cardiologist and was told I had SVT. There were 3 options: do nothing, take medication, or ablation. Do nothing was outvoted by my parents and I refused to...
    IngridMuller IngridMuller
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2013

    Have SVT Thinking About Getting An Ablation

    I have SVT attaches. Started having them around 14-16 years old. only had about 3-4 a year. my heart races about 225 times a minute, sometimes I can get them to stop on my own other times I cant and have to go to the ER. I have been thinking about getting an ablation because they...
    amandajean5311 amandajean5311
    31-35, F
    Jul 22, 2013

    This is getting out of control.

    .. In March 2014 I had my second open-heart procedure (aortic valve replaced for second time). Six or eight weeks later I was out playing minigolf and almost hit the pavement. A trip to the ER (and many more to follow) diagnosed me with SVT. This would be fine and all, but here...
    Sp1ndle Sp1ndle
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 4, 2014

    Positive Stories About Svt Needed!!

    I just got diagnosed with SVT at 31. I went to the ER with rapid heart rate and they used adenosine to stop it. While it was very scary, I understand that it is not life threatening. I would really like to hear some positive stories about people living with this condition. I...
    Ectoseven Ectoseven
    1 Response Feb 6, 2012

    A few years ago I was participating in a

    marathon event and at the half way mark I was super tired and felt just like I was running through treacle. As I am keen on fitness I continued my regular exercising and I discovered that this condition tied in with an elevated heart rate. After a series of observations/tests...
    jjthornton jjthornton
    41-45, M
    Nov 21, 2014

    My daughter was 11 years old

    and just came home from a basketball practice. She told me her heart was beating fast. I told her to sit for a while, it was probably from running in the gym. After about an hour, it was no better, so we went to the clinic (no Doctor - just nurses)! They put a pulsometer on...
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2016

    Thank Goodness Its Not Just Me!

    i am so pleased i have found this forum, ive had svt since august 2010 and have felt so alone, thinking i was the only one with this condition. this is taking over my life and i feel so down about it. there was a 16 months between my first 2 episodes, but its now becoming more...
    soobisue soobisue
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2012

    Long Time Coming!

    It started when I was younger, I would have some issues but they were so few and far in between that there was never a diagnoses. In the past 2 years the frequency and intensity has risen quiet a bit and its been the last 6 months my doctor has just been trying to get it on an...
    Heatherwilson33010 Heatherwilson33010
    26-30, F
    May 6, 2013

    It's Not My Fault I Can't Run

    Since I was a little kid I've had random episodes of heart palpitations, some induced by physical activity and others just completely out of the blue. This has made me unable to participate well in a lot of P.E. activities. I'd get yelled at for it all the time since I didn't...
    lovelyrice lovelyrice
    18-21, T
    May 22, 2012

    I'm 41 and was diagnosed with svt in October 14.

    I think I've had it for years but i was told all of my symptoms were related to anxiety. I'm angry that I was made to feel like that and I'm scared about the next episode! Has anyone else been wrongly diagnosed with anxiety?
    sscully sscully
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2015
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