I may have Paroxysmal Supra Ventricular TachyCardia (PSVT)
Submitted by Dr T on December 3, 2010 – 11:58am
ICU nurses are some of my favorite people in the world! Since you work in a intensive care unit you must know a few cardiologists, so have you talked to one of your doctors? Did you run a rhythm strip on yourself while this was going on or does it happen only while running? I am more concerned than just about your ruined race!
Whatever, this new tachycardia and other arrhythmias is way too fast and needs to be investigated, especially since you are symptomatic when it happens (meaning insufficient perfusion). At the very least you need a Holter monitor test, and I would also recommend a (stress) ECHO.
I have lots of information about this on my website, but it is largely focused on lay people, not somebody like you, but take a look, you may find something useful anyway.
Hope this helps,