"Treatment of my wife's SVT incident."
About: Weston General Hospital Weston General Hospital Weston-Super-Mare BS23 4TQ
Posted via NHS Choices
My wife woke in the night with her heart rate racing, we were advised by NHS advice line (111) to make our way to nearest A&E department. After a 30minute trip arrived at Weston General A&E reception around 4:00am on a Saturday morning. My wife's discomfort prompted a nurse to check her pulse. Quickly assessed as about 190bpm. A wheelchair was found and she was moved to major ward. Checks confirmed SVT. All staff were constantly reassuring and efficient in their treatment. The stay was approximately 4 hours in all, until my wife's condition had stabilised sufficiently to allow her to return home. We are both grateful for the excellent treatment received in a stressful time.