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Is svt inherited?

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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology 39 years experience
Possibly: This is a large, diverse topic. There is a familial basis for some patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is typically a genetic disease and some cohorts have increased prevalence of svt and wpw. There are mitochondrial mutations that appear to have increased prevalence of svt.
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Some types: Some types of SVT run in families.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is svt?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
A rapid heartrate: Svt stands for supravntricular tachycardia which is a disturbance of the heart rhythm usually between 180-220 beats per minute which may cause lightheadedness, shortness of breath or chest pain.
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Cardiology 18 years experience
Good news is, it is easily treated with some medications. It is cured with high success rate with catheter ablation.
Oct 14, 2012

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