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what are the differences between supraventricular tachycardia and multifocal atrial tachycardia?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
SVT and MAT: Mat is a kind of svt. Usually mat implies significant cardiac or pulmonary pathology. Svt can happen in less abnormal hearts.

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A 16-year-old member asked:

What is the best drug treatment for svt?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause and teh severity of the svt. Most require no drug therapy at all and instead attention to behavioral modification targeting stress reduction and possibly some alternative therapies that assist with relaxation and stress reduction. For more severe svt's calcium channel blockers and beta blockers might be first choice.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you die from svt?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No: Extremely unlikely. Because SVT causes the heart to beat very fast, patients with underlying heart problems can get into trouble but this is a rare scenario.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Do I need to restrict my workouts with svt?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Make a visit.: If there's ever a time to have a good, sit down, heart-to-heart with your cardiologist, this is it. Doing exercise with svt depends on a lot of things - how old your are, if you have other heart disease, if your svt is controlled by meds or not, how often you get it. When you see your cards doc, ask specific questions: ex "how high should I let my heart rate get and for how long?" good luck!
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between WPW and svt?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
WPW is a type of SVT: Wpw (wolff-parkinson-white syndrome) is a condition where the ECG is abnormal between episodes of tachycardia. The abnormal findings on the ECG are from an extra electrical connection in the heart that is the cause of the svt. There are other types of SVT where the ECG is completely normal between episodes of tachycardia. In those cases the cause of the SVT is not apparent.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How does your diet affect svt?

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Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Trigger Foods: Svt or supraventricular tachycardia is a rapid heart rhythm. Some foods such as caffeine and chocolate can aggravate the dysrhythmia. Allergies to certain foods can increase Adrenalin in your body and predispose to svt. Over the counter medicine such as pseudophed will also tend to exacerbate the rhythm disturbance.

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