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What does an SVT attack feel like?
Last Updated: 24th April, 2020
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People also ask, how does SVT make you feel?
That could be one sign of a condition called supraventricular tachycardia, or SVT. You may feel a rapid heartbeat, or palpitations, for just a few seconds or for several hours, though that's rare. They may appear several times a day or only once a year. They usually come up suddenly and go away just as fast.
Also Know, can SVT cause sudden death? In the vast majority of cases SVT is a benign condition. This means that it will not cause sudden death, damage the heart or cause a heart attack. It will not shorten life expectancy.
Moreover, is an SVT life threatening?
Although most cases of SVT are not considered to be dangerous or life threatening, frequent episodes can weaken the cardiac muscle over time, and should therefore be addressed with medical intervention to prevent further complications. Other forms of SVT include atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial flutter.
Can SVT be caused by anxiety?
Feeling Tired or Stressed If you are worn out or anxious, you may be more likely to have a bout of SVT. One small study was able to record electrical changes in the hearts of people with the condition who were mentally stressed. Another study concluded that panic attacks can trigger this.