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Managing Supraventricular Tachycardia

A male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience in Cardiology
What are your goals: What are your health goals? Taking care of your SVT? For that we need more history and an EKG ;) If you tell me what your goals are I might be able ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: but you do need evaluation and possible prescription medication
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is a broad group of dysrhythmias that include atrial fibrillation (af). Svts are a very common rhythm abnormality a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
It is potentially cu: Svt is potentially curable by a procedure called radiofrequency ablation. Medications also can frequently keep the problem in check , however, in youn ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience in Cardiology
Various: Depends on the severity of the v tach, and your underlying heart condition. Medications such as the Cordarone (amiodarone) you are taking will often ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Eliminating the "short circuit" in your heart responsible for the tachycardia by way of a procedure called ablation (performed in the cath lab) is one ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
In most cases: Either conservatively with medications or with radiofrequency ablation which has a very high cure rate.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience in Cardiology
Holter results: inspection of relevance ECG tracings is necessary for appropriate interpretive report.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Neither: Neither is worse, both require treatment when they cause symptoms.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Symptoms: You should be seeing a cardiologist for evaluation and management.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
32 years experience in Cardiology
Usually not: Svt is an arrhythmia originating in the top portions of the heart. It may be caused by an abnormal circuit within the heart's electrical system that t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes, i see patients with it every day.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Not necessarily: One can have atrial tachycardia/paroxysmal atrial tachycardia with a structurally normal heart and no evidence of coronary artery disease.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in Cardiology
VF vs AF: Ventricular is lethal instantly. A fib is not lethal and treated with medications or ablation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience in Cardiology
Not usually: Not typically; however, if you also have an accessory pathway (wolff-parkinson-white syndrome), this is a unique situation where af is known to cause ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Sinoatrial node.: The normal heart rate "pacemaker" center is in the sinoatrial node, a part of the right atrium. Ectopic atrial tachycardia means that the pacemaker re ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
Rarely: In rare settings where the usual conduction pathway is not in place atrial fibrillation (af) can lead to ventricular fibrillation (vf) . For example, ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience in Cardiology
Atria or ventricles: Supra ventricular tachycardia: from upper chambers of the heart, is due to irritability (increased automaticity) or a short circuit (reentry), heart i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: In susceptible people, yes - but not in everyone.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
SVT: Depending on the origin of the svt, usually av nodal block is done, through one of following; 1. Physical maneuvers, such as valsalva maneuver. 2. M ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Not really pulseless: When VT occurs at a fast enough rate, there is inadequate time for ventricular filling, cardiac output falls, and blood pressure falls. You may not be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience in Cardiology
Upper heart chambers: Fast heart beat due to mechanism arising from the upper chamber of the heart is known as supraventricular tachycardia. It could be due to electrical ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
18 years experience in Cardiology
Meds: take for the cardiomyopathy including beta blockers and ace inhibitors. Dunno why you keep getting monitors but there's nothing concerning based on wh ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murali Chiravuri
40 years experience in Cardiology
Multipe reasons: Usually one is born with an extra 'circuit' or a propensity to have rapid firing in the upper chambers of the heart. Svt can in some cases be exacerb ... Read More
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