A 24-year-old female asked:
Hi, will a cardiologist prescribe xanax or ativan for svt? i've been very anxious since my heart went into svt, i'm not sure what's causing this?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyayanswered
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Not necessarily.: SVT is very common (it is the most common arrhythmia), & could have many different causes. If you didn't have an anxiety disorder before the diagnosis, chances are that anxiety isn't causing this problem. Thyroid issues, heart issues, infections, malignancies can cause this problem. Ativan/Xanax are NOT treatments for SVT - they can make the problem worse. Propranolol may help. Use HealthTap Prime
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
595 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 3, 2017
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.