Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

What are PVT’s?

So I was diagnosed with PVTs a few years ago. Today was an excruciating episode. I have learned over time how to know when one is coming on, I just feel weird. Like the atmosphere before a tornado strikes. And I can generally make it less intense. I know it is linked to my protein levels and my anxiety levels.
But I don’t really understand it and neither did my Cardiologist (in my opinion) he just kept saying it was rare, and it looked like I may have had Afib related as well.
I really want to understand it as every practitioner seems to try and tell me it’s not a thing that what I mean is PVCs and I know that is not it.
1 Responses
15695260 tn?1549593113
Hello and welcome to the forum.  Thank you for your question. This sounds frustrating. This is a different doctor that is unsure what PVT is and if you have this?  Perhaps you can request your medical record from the original doctor who diagnosed you with this to be sent to your new doctor or even return to the original doctor.  PVT in general could stand for Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia.  They often call it PVST for superventricular.  https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000183.htm  Could this be the condition you were diagnosed with and are these your symptoms? There are most certainly things they can do to treat this.  If this is disruptive to your life, I would think that finding a doctor that understands the condition and can treat you for it would be important.  

Ventricular tachycardia is an abnormal condition in which the ventricles of the heart beat abnormally fast. This rapid heartbeat is stimulated by electrical signals that arise from within specialized cardiac cells within the ventricles themselves, or it may be caused by electrical signals that do not follow the normal conduction system and stimulate more than one contraction. For some people, they will go the route of no treatment if the condition is mild.  That can be determined between you and your doctor. Medication, ablation and pace maker are some of the treatment methods if it is necessary.
https://www.nmihi.com/t/ventricular-tachycardia.htm

But the first step is having a doctor listen to you and reconfirm diagnosis.  Let us know how this transpires.  
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Heart Rhythm Community

Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132 tn?1318743597
Chicago, IL
1423357 tn?1511085442
Central, MA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Are there grounds to recommend coffee consumption? Recent studies perk interest.
Salt in food can hurt your heart.
Get answers to your top questions about this common — but scary — symptom
How to know when chest pain may be a sign of something else
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.