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SVT Maybe
theinzanas posted:
So I recently had a epsidoe of heart palpitation (flutter in upper chest and throat), near fainting followed by wicked headache. Last time this hhappened rushed to the ER to be told that everything was fine and to follow up with Cardio. Followed with Cardio, he stated it might be SVT I wore a halter monitor, had a nuclear stress test and they found nothing. Well just about an hour ago had the exact same episode. Flutter, followed by near fainting, dizziness, fatigue and wicked headache and slight shortness of breath. Wondering if all these test came back negative could I still have SVT?
James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
It's still possible. It might be helpful to wear an event monitor - you wear them for a longer period of time than a Holter - up to 4 weeks! - and press a button to record your rhythm at the time of symptoms. Could be worth discussing with your cardiologist.

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