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Increased heart rate, history of SVT WPW - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   As a newborn, weeks old, i had SVT and WPW. It was treated and never came up again after numerous test throughout my childhood. I was told that it may reappear during my teens, but did not. I am now 23 and I recently had a rapid increase in heart rate for approximately 3 to 4 min. I was taking Diltiazem for my high blood pressure and have recently stopped taking it. I monitor my BP regularly and haven't notice any major change. Its normal. Even after the episode of rapid heart rate. Is SVT WPW coming back or did I just have a tiny panic attack?
Doctor :   oK let me read
Doctor :   With the current description and only one recorded episode one cannot say
Doctor :   you need to get the ECG done
Doctor :   Moreover it could be many reasons to increase the HR
Doctor :   for just few minutes
User :   thank you. i will check with my doctor about the ecg.
Doctor :   more over WPW and SVT are not too dangerous
Doctor :   unless you have some symptoms
Doctor :   are you there
User :   i haven't noticed anything until the episode
Doctor :   even during the one episode what you noticed was only the increased HR
Doctor :   heart rate
Doctor :   isn't it
User :   yes. nothing else. no loss of breath or dizziness
Doctor :   Ok If you wish I could you some important points

Doctor :   about the WPW and the SVT
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