Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Supraventricular Tachycardia. I had a catheter ablation to solve the problem but last night I was rushed to the ER via paramedic with heart rates of 160 bpm. I have been experiencing some serious issues with my heart. Not sure what is going to happen at this point, but I am going to see a cardiologist soon.

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a general term describing any rapid heart rate originating above the ventricles, or lower chambers of the heart. SVT is an arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm. Specific types of SVT include atrial fibrillation, AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia, and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

SVT generally begins and ends quickly. Many people experience short periods of SVT and have no symptoms. However, SVT becomes a problem when it occurs frequently or lasts for long periods of time and produces symptoms. Common symptoms associated with SVT include palpitations, light headedness, and chest pain. SVT may also cause confusion or loss of consciousness.

Treatment of SVT is aimed at correcting the cause of the arrhythmia or controlling the rapid heart rates. SVT can occur because of poor oxygen flow to the heart muscle, lung disease, electrolyte imbalances, high levels of certain medications in your body, abnormalities of the heart’s electrical conduction system, or structural abnormalities of the heart.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

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2 responses to “

  1. I hate it has been this long since I talked to you, and that I haven’t commented, but here I am. Please read your wife’s latest blog comments, they apply to you as well, Hope to see you this year.

  2. Hey man! Long time no talk. Thanks for your prayers. We very much appreciate it. What’s going on with you? Feel free to email me anytime at davemcdowell@charter.net .

    Dave M.

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