Is an episode of SVT the same as a heart attack?

Not a heart attack. Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is a rapid heart rate of 150 beats per minute, or higher. It is not a heart attack. A patient may feel he has a pounding heart (while not exercising). He may also be short of breath, breathing fast, feeling dizzy, and sometimes faint. If he has these symptoms for the first time, he should not drive himself to the hospital, but should call 911 for an ambulance.
SVT. No. Svt is a supra ventricular tachycardia meaning the arrhythmia arises from the upper chambers of the heart. It is not the same as a heart attack.
Set heart attack. no, set is a fast rhythm problem, heart attack is the death of a region in your heart muscle due to the obstruction of your coronary arteries.

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Given SVT is there a greater chance of a heart attack?

If you have blockage. These very fast rhythms don't generally cause the more common type of heart attack (sudden blockage) but if the plumbing is already well gunked up, the pipes (arteries) may not be able to supply enough blood to keep up with very high rates (>180/min) and in those cases, we see minor heart damage called "demand ischemia." at 37, i wouldn't expect that to be a problem for you. Hope that helps. Read more...
Yes. Low however unless other age, risk factors. Svt should be diagnosed and controlled. Tachycardia requires more blood-oxygen supply to the heart, so if lesions in coronaries that could precipitate event. Read more...

After a heart attack one episode of AF causing stroke. Been on Amiodarone (200-100MG) for 6 months since then, no AF. What are the alternatives?

Atrial fibrillation. There are many other possible treat meant of the atrial fibrillation - It will be important to meet with your cardiologist to discuss what will be best for you and what will keep you from having another stroke. Please get in to be seen. Read more...

What is the difference between heart murmer, heart attack and heart episode?

Lots. Murmur: sound of turbulent blood flow through heart. Can be normal or abnormal. Heart attack: heart muscle dies because supply of oxygen was below demand. Episode: nonspecific. Could mean a lot of things. Read more...

I have been having episodes of chest pain, skipping in the night, nausea, can't sleep, very fatigue. I think I have coronary artery disease I'm terrified a heart attack is imminent. How would I know?

Heartattack unlikely. As a young nonsmoking female you shouldn't but you could have other things like mitral valve prolapse. Bring these symptoms to your doctor and his trusty stethoscope. Read more...
Anxiety/ Panic disor. Unusual for 19 yrs old unless you have 'risk factors'. Possibly you may have anxiety-depression. Do check with your doctor to further evaluate you for anxiety -depression, thyroid disease, and certainly for any heart disease. Read more...
Coronary Artery... ...Disease bad enough to produce a heart attack is not only very rare in 30 year olds, it is also highly unlikely to produce nighttime symptoms (it usually gets worse with exercise.) anxiety (panic attack) is the most likely cause of symptoms like this, although heartburn, arrhythmia, and pericarditis are also possible. Read more...
See your family doc. It sounds more gastric or. Esophageal to me. See your family doctor and have appropriate tests run . A ct scan of your coronary arteries is a non- invasive way to check your coronary arteries. Also, a GI doc can check you for gastric and esophageal causes. I would also add in sleep apnea into the differential diagnosis due to skipped beats, anxiety or depression insomnia and daytime tiredness. Good luck to you. Read more...