Hi alex I too have suffered from SVT and I know first hand how scary it can be when you heart beats over 200 bpm.I can say for myself the only thing that ever stopped my heart from racing is standing on my head.Try it and see if it works for you.It would stop mine from racing within 2-5 seconds.I also had a cryoablation done almost 1 year 9 months ago and so far no svt or afib.
....sorry...I can assure you that the effects are worth the discomfort you are experiencing. I'm a relatively old man now, although I still compete in the "old guys" division, and while it's fun, it's not the Seniors I once competed in years ago. I would urge you to stay the course, get your life back and make the most of what's left of your competitive cycling days. We're always here if you have any questions.
Hi Alex. Wow, this sounds a lot like my history. I had a near lifelong history of frequent SVT, yet competed at national and world levels in amateur short track speed skating and sprint cycling (check out my photos). This was many years ago, but it prevented me from attaining my full potential. I had to withdraw from Olympic trials following a severe episode of SVT during a distance event, which I usually dreaded because it tended to initiate and event. Family, career and a very bad crash requiring two surgeries ended my competitive cycling, and I decided to retire and just coach skating. I lived with SVT all my life until two and a half years ago when I my cardiologist caught an episode on a long term recorder and was very concerned at the high rate and my age. At 62, I can still get sinus rates into the low 200's, and SVT rates as high as 260, but typically 225 if it occurs at rest. So he talked me into seeing a couple of electrophysiologists. I chose the one who after reading my history, said " How would you like your life back?". Finally, someone who understood... At that point, I was psyched ,and ready to go. The wait was agonizing, yet filled with apprehension. My EP uses general anesthesia for almost every procedure. I was completely unconscious for the entire thing and remember nothing. A Vallium injection in my drip line prior to going down left me really logey and I really didn't care what they did to me at that point. I awoke about 5 hours later feeling really good. I happened to have a final episode 2 nights before the procedure, and that was the last one. I was dining with my wife at a restaurant when it just fired up out of the blue.
I completely understand your apprehension with the thought of the ablation procedure. I can assure you the