Is Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia Serious?

Q:   I’m 21 years old female. In Dec 2016, I had a really fast hear beat, I counted my pulse, it was 220 per minute. I went to the clinic, the doctor gave me EKG and said it’s Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. At the time of EKG my heart rate was 168, that’s two hourse since I started to feel the irregular heart beat. The doctor said I’d better take a surgery. I’m a bit scared. I had the similar situation twice more in 2017. Every time it took about 5 hours to return to below 100. In my case, is a surgery necessary? I’m scared about surgery though.

A: Aroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, is not ventricular tachycardia, the typical feature is sudden burst. In long term,  it causes inevitable impact on the heart function, may also induce other arrhythmias. Surgery should be considered, surgery can completely cure this disease. The surgery is technology fully mature, radiofrequency ablation is not an big operation, it goes through a fine guide wire to complete, the wound is very small, postoperative recovery is relatively fast. Considering you had twice in a year and considering your age, surgey is suggested.


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