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Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Overview)

A condition in which the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not coordinated, causing an arrhythmia.


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Supraventricular tachycardia in my baby. Please help!?

Supraventricular tachycardia in my baby. Please help!?

Immediate evaluation: If your baby indeed has supraventricular tachycardia, it requires the immediate services of a pediatric cardiologist (children's heart specialist) to determine the exact cause and institute prompt treatment. Go see a doctor now. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
401 doctors shared insights

Supraventricular Tachycardia (Overview)

A condition in which the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not coordinated, causing an arrhythmia.


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Supraventricular tachycardia (Tip)

Most svt results from an electrical short circuit in the heart. A simple procedure can cure it! ...See more

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Managing Supraventricular Tachycardia (Checklist)

For episode, try holding your breath and bearing down (valsalva)
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During an episode, lie down with your head and heart at the same level
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What are the presenting symptoms of supraventricular tachycardia?

What are the presenting symptoms of supraventricular tachycardia?

Palpitations: Usually palpitations or a sensation that the heart is beating very fast. This is usually associated with chest discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness and or fatigue. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was just diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia and have to go on beta blockers?

What do you advise if I was just diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia and have to go on beta blockers?

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? ...Read more

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Supraventricular tachycardia (Tip)

Reduce your alcohol and caffeine intake and stop smoking. ...See more

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What are the tests for supraventricular tachycardia?

What are the tests for supraventricular tachycardia?

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 implanted loop recorder for up to 6 months. Also, blood tests are done for thyroid, potassium and magnesium level. An echo is also appropriate. ...Read more

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Are steroid injections safe if you have supraventricular tachycardia?

Are steroid injections safe if you have supraventricular tachycardia?

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 (caffeine, decongestants or nebulizer use) potentially triggering episodes. ...Read more

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Supraventricular tachycardia (Tip)

Heart sudden racing... Like running but sitting still... If scares you, can cure! ...See more

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What could cause supraventricular tachycardia?

What could cause supraventricular tachycardia?

See List: Stmulants Cocaine amphetamines meth caffeine idiopathic aberrant electrical track called WPW syndrome. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How is supraventricular tachycardia treated?

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How is supraventricular tachycardia treated?

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. Medications, such as adenosine.
3. Cardioversion.
Consult a cardiologist for details. ...Read more

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What are the risks of not treating supraventricular tachycardia?

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-lived, the heart can sometimes suffer damage (due to fast heart rates for weeks/months), although this is not very common. See you doctor asap to determine a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Supraventricular tachycardia (Tip)

Tell your doctor if symptoms started and stopped suddenly. Don't settle for "panic" diagnosis! ...See more

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What is the treatment for supraventricular tachycardia?

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. ...Read more

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Can supraventricular tachycardia be cured without surgery?

Can supraventricular tachycardia be cured without surgery?

Yes...: Svt can be taken care of, or cured without surgery. It is a relatively simple treatment that does require a catheterization. A relatively large IV will be placed in the top of you leg and an electrical catheter will be advanced up into the heart. The abnormal electrical area will be identified or "mapped"
then the abnormal area can be zapped or frozen. You should go home the same day. ...Read more

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What is supraventricular tachycardia?

What is supraventricular tachycardia?

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 reentry (think of it as a short circuit) or increased automaticity (electrically hyperactive cells). It is amenable to treatment in most cases. ...Read more

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What causes supraventricular tachycardia?

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 exacerbated by activity, stress, stimulants etc. ...Read more

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How is supraventricular tachycardia treated?

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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. Medications, such as adenosine.
3. Cardioversion.
Consult a cardiologist for details. ...Read more

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Is supraventricular tachycardia an emergency?

Is supraventricular tachycardia an emergency?

Can be: Depends on how long it is since the event started and is it paroxysmal or persistant, is it causing symptoms of chest pain, low bp, passing out feeling etc. If symptomatic it can be an emergency you must seek medical attention either way. ...Read more

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What is cause of supraventricular tachycardia?

What is cause of supraventricular tachycardia?

Good question: With no simple answer. There are many triggers like caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, excess thyroid hormone, anxiety, stress, decongestants eg pseudoephedrine, direct stimulants eg cocaine, etc. But you also have to have potential electrical connections in your heart that you're born with or acquire eg from rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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What could cause supraventricular tachycardia?

See List: Stmulants Cocaine amphetamines meth caffeine idiopathic aberrant electrical track called WPW syndrome. ...Read more

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How can supraventricular tachycardia affect you?

How can supraventricular tachycardia affect you?

Ineffective hrt beat: If your heart is beating extremely fast (as in supra-ventricular tachycardia) it has very little time to fill with blood between beats so very little blood will be pumped with every beat. As a result important organs like your brain, kidneys, liver and your heart itself will not receive the necessary amount of blood to continue functioning properly. ...Read more

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Iwhat is done for? Supraventricular tachycardia?

Iwhat is done for? Supraventricular tachycardia?

SVT: Supraventricular tachycardia is a fast rhythm which starts in the upper portion of the heart. It may be treated with meds or with an ablation which is a way of getting rid of the abnormal rhythm. ...Read more

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Is supraventricular tachycardia a common condition?

Is supraventricular tachycardia a common condition?

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. ...Read more