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what is the treatment for supraventricular tachycardia?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Depends: If it is relatively asymptomatic and infrequent then no specific therapy or medical therapy is reasonable. For recurrent , frequent symptomatic episodes radiofrequency ablation is the treatment of choice and is usually curative.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How does supraventricular tachycardia or medication for it affect your voice?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
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 voice. See your local ENT or laryngologist for a full evaluation of your voice. Regardless of the cause, many vocal disorders can be improved with treatment of some kind.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is supraventricular tachycardia a common condition?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is a broad group of dysrhythmias that include atrial fibrillation (af). Svts are a very common rhythm abnormality and af among the commonest svts increasing in frequency as we age. Risk factors include thyroid disease, age, hypertension, diabetes, and several others. Treatments for SVT and af include medicines, pacemakers (if needed) and ablative procedures.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of supraventricular tachycardia?

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Dr. Steven Shayani
Cardiology 33 years experience
Hardening of the arteries, heart failure, thyroid disease, pneumonia, chronic lung disease, pulmonary embolism, pericarditis, stress, substance abuse, smoking and/or too much caffeine could all cause supraventricular tachycardia.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the risks if I don't treat supraventricular tachycardia?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
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 limited av nodal reentrant tachycardia once or twice a year that does not last long and does not go fast, the effects are usually benign. However, if the heart goes very fast you could pass out. Atrial fibrillation of any rate increases stroke risk.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is supraventricular tachycardia? Is it serious?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
See below: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is an episodic fast heart rate that usually originates in the upper chambers of the heart. It usually starts all of a sudden and stops all of a sudden, usually is not life threatening by itself, and is mostly rather easily treatable with a cardiac procedure called ablation which is performed by an electrophysiologist.

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