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Concerning? Yesterday I had a feeling in my chest like my heart stopped, then had tachycardia is this common or should I worry? EKG fine except SVT

Concerning? Yesterday I had a feeling in my chest like my heart stopped, then had tachycardia is this common or should I worry? EKG fine except SVT

ShouldBe okay: If you have supraventricular tachycardia, sometimes you can feel like your heart stopped for a moment. This is because after extra beats there is normally a little pause before the heart picks up again. This is common. The most important thing to be sure of is that your heart structure is normal. If you're SVT keeps reoccurring however, you should see a healthcare professional. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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Heart rate of 180 has been recorded on EKG, twice now. Thought SVT but not, P waves are present. Calling it ST/ panic attacks. I'm not buying it!! ?

Heart rate of 180 has been recorded on EKG, twice now. Thought SVT but not, P waves are present. Calling it ST/ panic attacks. I'm not buying it!! ?

P waves and SVT: P waves can be present with an SVT that isn't sinus tach but if you have an ECG that shows sinus tach then. Well you've kinda got your diagnosis. It is unusual though and while I don't usually suggest something like this it would be worthwhile to have a cardiologist take a closer look (assuming that hasn't happened already). ...Read more

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Are P waves present in SVT AND is SVT and ST distinguishable on a EKG?

Are P waves present in SVT AND is SVT and ST distinguishable on a EKG?

P wave are not pres: P waves are not present in SVT and SVT and ST are distinguishable on EKG. P waves are due to depolarization of the atria from natural pacemaker cells in the right Atria. SVT are from pacemaker cells in the AV node (between atrium and ventricles). SVT are by nature EKG rhythms without p waves. ST is a time period between the QRS complex and the T wave. In SVT the ST period is still present. ...Read more

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Is svt episode that happens once a month and lasts 20-30 seconds 160bpm dangerous in a 17 year old patient with normal ekg and echo?

Is svt episode that happens once a month and lasts 20-30 seconds 160bpm dangerous in a 17 year old patient with normal ekg and echo?

Not: That would be a nuisance but not dangerous. There are medications and procedures which could help to control it. It would be helpful to see the EKG during the episode. You should see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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An EKG showed a lot of PACs. I have had 2 ablations for afib, And SVT 2 years ago. What's causing this?

An EKG showed a lot of PACs. I have had 2 ablations for afib, And SVT 2 years ago. What's causing this?

Background noise: Stimulants like caffeine, Nodoz, alcohol, energy drinks can precipitate PACs. However these need not be ingested to have PACs. Many patients have a burden of PACs that I describe as the "background noise of living". Bothersome is the understanding that these and PVCs are frequently the trigger for the faster rhythms that led to your ablation.With RFA your circuit is gone but these triggers remain. ...Read more

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How can you tell difference on EKG of a resting heart rate of 160 is SVT or just sinus tach?

How can you tell difference on EKG of a resting heart rate of 160 is SVT or just sinus tach?

Several ways: First: resting HR is never 160. If HR is 160 at rest, it's SVT. Second: w carotid massage or valsalva: sinus slows, SVT breaks or blocks down. Third: IV Adenosine: same as #2.
Narrow complex tach of 160 maybe SVT or atrial flutter. ...Read more

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I had asked the question about my pulse rest @ 150. I had EKG & it showed all norm but sinus tachycardia 150 at rest. Is this ok? It wasn't vt or svt

Tachycardia: If the ECG was sinus tachycardia you needn't worry about ventricular tachycardia. Svt is usually faster. A rate of 150 is often aflutter with 2:1 block. If your physician is confident it is sinus tachycardia then it shouldn't be a problem. You may want to ask his/her opinion as to what is thought to be the cause. ...Read more

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Chest pain? Normal cta scan, ekg, blood work all fine. I do have SVT and am on meds. Doc said pain due to stress. But the pain is so severe!

Chest pain? Normal cta scan, ekg, blood work all fine. I do have SVT and am on meds. Doc said pain due to stress. But the pain is so severe!

Atypical Chest Pain: The pain may originate form the esophagus or stomach from spasm of the lower part of the esophagus, reflux of acidic stomach contents into esophagus or gastritis (irritation of stomach lining). These conditions can be evaluated by a gastro-enterologist (gi doctor) who may try acid reducers or other medications. Spasm of the heart arteries can also produce chest discomfort. Stress worsens all above. ...Read more

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Racing heart (160) sweaty palms, shaking. Panic attack or SVT? ER doc said EKG strip showed Sinus Tachy not SVT, even at that high of rate

Racing heart (160) sweaty palms, shaking. Panic attack or SVT? ER doc said EKG strip showed Sinus Tachy not SVT, even at that high of rate

Tachycardia: The heart rate could be svt or st, if a resting rate with those Sx then panic attack is a consideration. Discuss with your doc, further work up may be indicated ...Read more

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How can you tell which kind of an SVT someone has? Is ECG enough to see it? Thanks

How can you tell which kind of an SVT someone has? Is ECG enough to see it? Thanks

No: An ECG is perfect if you happen to catch the svt during the 6 second tracing. For instance, if you have svt, rush to the er, and they do an ecg, they can diagnose the exact type of svt easily. Otherwise, you need a prolonged period of monitoring to see a sample of the suspect rhythm. ...Read more

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On one recording, report shows SVT and rad. On another occasion, ECG showed only SVT without rad. Is it possible? And what is rad?

Possible: Rad most likely refers to right axis deviation. It relates to the direction of electric current in the heart. Of the things you mentioned, I would pay far more attention to the svt. You need to see a cardiac electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate SVT and psvt, when 12 lead ECG showing as like as svt?

No difference: The ekg would look the same. Most people tend to use the terms psvt and svt interchangeably. ...Read more

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What's the main difference between SVT and sinus tachcardia on an ECG and how are they distinguished?

What's the main difference between SVT and sinus tachcardia on an ECG and how are they distinguished?

SVT is abnormal: Sinus rhythm is normal pacemaker activity in the heart. Tachycardia means the heart rate is going fast. SVT stands for "supra ventricular tachycardia", which is an abnormal fast heart rhythm, that can cause symptoms of palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, or chest pain. Sinus tachycardia is thus a fast heart beat in response to your bodies natural signals. See EP cardiologist for svt. ...Read more

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I visited a doctor who thinks I have SVT but is waiting for an attack to be caught on ECG before confirming diagnosis. How serious is svt?

Usually: In young, healthy women it is benign if truly SVT. Secondary causes must be evaluated however once the EKG evidence is there or you develop symptoms other than palpitations. ...Read more

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I hv 3 ECG w/ interpret as follows: svt, r/s inversion between v1&v2, suspected right vent hypertrophy. Are these three related? Should I be concern?

It depends: On how good the quality if your ECG tests were and who reads it. Unfortunately, all these tests are inaccurate for women with heart disease. They are often too little and too late. Other imaging tests are just the same... Ask your doctor about multifunction cardiogram and best luck! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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I have history of SVT Which hasn't bothered me since on propranolol. Recently, my heart keeps flip flopping & racing daily. ECG normal. What else?

I have history of SVT Which hasn't bothered me since on propranolol. Recently, my heart keeps flip flopping & racing daily. ECG normal. What else?

Rhythm: When you are on a beta blocker for a while, it is common to need the dose to need to be increased. This may be the problem. You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any distinct differences between SVT and sinus tachycardia on an ecg?

Yes: Generally speaking, it should not be too difficult for your doctor to differentiate between the two on your EKG. ...Read more

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Cardiologist said that I don't need further evalution. Short Svt type episodes once a month or two normal sinus ecg and echo Is he right am I safe? .

Cardiologist said that I don't need further evalution. Short Svt type episodes once a month or two normal sinus ecg and echo Is he right am I safe? .

Caffeine?: Where you ingesting a lot of caffeine? Like 3 L bottles per day of Mountain Dew? Any CNS stimulants like phentermine or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Check any medications you have consistently taken which have tachycardia as a side effect. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

A condition in which the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not ...Read more