I had SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) for years. I've had two ablations (one surgical) and take medication to control my heart rate and rhythms. Sometime in 2008 my SVT turned into the much more serious VT which lead to the ablations as well as a valve repair.
Also may I suggest asking your doctor about Valsalva maneuvers. One maneuver is carried out by holding your breath and then trying to exhale forcibly as if straining during a bowel movement. Holding the nose and exhaling against the obstruction has a similar effect. Both of these worked pretty well for me to get out of SVT. The second most important thing for me was a great electrophysiologist.
I wouldn't let SVT (or valve surgery for that matter) stop me from living my life. Life is too short and there is too much I want to do. However that being said, I know how crappy it can make you feel after an SVT episode. I wish you the best of luck. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to in-box me.
Trust in the Lord. If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
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