I am 44 years old and male. I had my first SVT just over a year ago. I ended up in A&E and the SVT lasted almost an hour - my heart rate was about 200 bpm at one point. I was very afraid I was having a heart attack. My heart rate went back to normal by itself, without any medication.
All the tests / chest X Ray showed I was 'pretty normal' and I was told it was most likely SVT and an appointment was made with a cardiologist.
This first episode came on after sex.
I have since seen a cardiologist who confirmed it was SVT, he explained what SVT is and told me I will have them again. I was told it can be controlled by medication or can be 'cured' by ablation. I was then discharged and told it was up to me how I wanted to proceed. I decided to see how frequently I had them before making a decision. I have since read lots more about the condition online and especially on this forum.
I have had about 8 episodes of SVT since the first time, all have come about after sex / orgasm. They usually last about 5 to 10 minutes and I splash my face with cold water and massage the Vagus nerve to try to control it.
Some days I get what I call 'air hunger' where I feel a little anxious and feel like a need to take a deep breath, I don't know if this is even connected to SVT or not.
I have slightly high blood pressure which I am attempting to control through diet before taking the option of medication for life.
I had quite a bit of alcohol las night and had sex this morning which brought on a SVT.
My question is, does the same pattern sound familiar to you guys on here? I am getting a bit fed up of this now but still don't feel ready to go for meds or ablation as the condition is not impeding too much on my life.... but I am fed up