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Supraventricular tachycardia

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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
33 years experience in Cardiology
Heart Rhythm Society: The heart rhythm society website has good information. Additional industry sites include medtronic, st. Jude medical, and biosense webster. The mayo c ... 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 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Go to ER: Even though babies may tolerate supra-ventricular tachycardia at rates above 240bpm for many hours it is imperative that he or she is seen at an er as ... Read More
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It shouldn't: However, it is hard to know for sure without more details. Most medications don't affect the voice, but there are many things which can impact the vo ... Read More
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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 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Palpitations: Usually palpitations or a sensation that the heart is beating very fast. This is usually associated with chest discomfort, shortness of breath , light ... 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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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 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Do it!: It's a very benign treatment. There are no serious side effects. Hopefully you'll feel a lot better. IF not, you can always stop it, right?
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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 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 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Rhythm recordings: The heart rhythm is recorded - with ekg followed by holter monitoring for 24 to 48 hours; or with event monitors for up to 30 days; or with an implant ... Read More
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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Not contraindicated: There's no specific contraindication, but of course there are risks with any medication use. I would be more concerned about use of sympathomimetics ( ... Read More
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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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See List: Stmulants Cocaine amphetamines meth caffeine idiopathic aberrant electrical track called WPW syndrome.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: In susceptible people, yes - but not in everyone.
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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behzad Pavri
34 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Usually benign: Premature or "skipped" beats frome the bottom chambers of the heart are common; they sometimes occur in fixed patterns. When every other beat is a pre ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Supraventricular: It is an extra heart beat which was initiated above the ventricles. That is usually an atrial premature beat but could be an AV junctional premature b ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
Depends on the type: There are many types of supraventricular tachycardia. Among the different types; effects & frequency vary among persons. For example, for a very limit ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
See below: Normal heart rhythm arises in specialized cells within the right atrium called the sinus node and then is propagated over specialized conducting tissu ... Read More
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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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: Svt is usually not a life threatening condition. Treatment is usually based on symptomsespecially if the heart is otherwise normal . If svt is long li ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: If it is relatively asymptomatic and infrequent then no specific therapy or medical therapy is reasonable. For recurrent , frequent symptomatic episod ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience in Cardiology
SVT: Svt can be controlled but not cured with medications. These have to be taken continuously in order to help prevent recurrences. A "cure" can be achiev ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gavin Noble
21 years experience in Cardiology
Caffeine : Stimulants such as caffeine and some decongestants can trigger act in some people. Dehydration, illness and stress are other common triggers.
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