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What is svt?

What is svt?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

A rapid beating of the heart (more than 100 beats/minute) caused by abnormal electrical impulses that originate in the upper chambers ...Read more


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What is SVT of the heart in pregnant woman?

What is SVT of the heart in pregnant woman?

SVT: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is the same in pregnant women as it is in any adult. The difference is not only does the woman have symptoms, the fetus may suffer as well. It is an abnormal fast heart beat, generally over 180, up to as high as 220-240. Preventive and therapeutic treatment is available for use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can anyone please explain to me what supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is. My 16 year old is being tested?

Can anyone please explain to me what supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is. My 16 year old is being tested?

See Below: Svt: tachycardia means the heart beats faster than normal originating supraventricular, above the ventricles, in the atria caused by abnormal electrical impulses. Because the heart is not contracting effectively, it may cause lightheadedness, dizzyness or fainting.This arrythmia is usually not dangerous but in a few people it can become dangerous. Your daughter must be assessed by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What to do about svt?

SVT: You need to have a physician diagnose and treat svt. We have a variety of treatment options. The patient can help prevent svt by not smoking and moderating or minimizing the intake of caffeine or other stimulants and alcohol. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of svt?

Can vary: People with SVT usually feel a sensation of a racing heartbeat, or palpitations. Other symptoms can include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, or nausea. Rarely patients experience passing out, also called syncope. Generally these symptoms are sudden in their onset and termination. Interestingly, patients often complain of a fullness in the neck or an urge to urinate. ...Read more

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What's the difference between SVT and paroxysmal SVT (psvt)?

What's the difference between SVT and paroxysmal SVT (psvt)?

Recurrence: Svt is typically used to describe a type of rapid heart beat that is related to a type of "wiring" problem in the heart. If a patient has more than one episode (which is typical), is is referred to as paroxysmal svt. ...Read more

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Scheduled for an ablation to fix what they " think" is svt. It's never been recorded as that before but i get a racing heart at times. Yes or no?

SVT?: Ask your doctor if they monitored you will enough at this point with haltors or events recorder to confirm one type versesw another? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of svt?

Supravent tachy: Pounding heart, shortness of breath, chest pain, increased respirations, light-headedness, loss of consciousness may all occur. ...Read more

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What is the difference between SVT and a fib? Can you have both?

Two different issues: Svt is a common usually "solitary " form of short circuit that can happen at any age, often in women .There several forms of svt . Now afib is a different can of worms - this is a more complex arrhythmia that may be related to structural heart abnormalities or endocrine problems . There are patients that need blood thinners. Patients can have both but it's not common. Definitely visit your doc. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an svt, wolf-parkinson-white syndrome, and fibrilations?

SVT, WPW, Afib: Svt or supraventricular tachycardia is a condition in which the upper chamber of the heart causes the heart to beat very fast. Wpw or wolf parkinson white syndrome is a condition where te heart has a propensity to abnormal electrical conduction that may predispose people to have svt, atrial fibrillation (where the upper chamber of the heart beats chaotically), or other heart rhythm issues. ...Read more

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What's the main difference between SVT and sinus tachcardia on an ECG and how are they distinguished?

What's the main difference between SVT and sinus tachcardia on an ECG and how are they distinguished?

SVT is abnormal: Sinus rhythm is normal pacemaker activity in the heart. Tachycardia means the heart rate is going fast. SVT stands for "supra ventricular tachycardia", which is an abnormal fast heart rhythm, that can cause symptoms of palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, or chest pain. Sinus tachycardia is thus a fast heart beat in response to your bodies natural signals. See EP cardiologist for svt. ...Read more

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My doctor started me on Metoprolol 25 MG twice daily for SVT. What are the best times to take this medication to make sure 24 hours are covered?

My doctor started me on Metoprolol 25 MG twice daily for SVT.  What are the best times to take this medication to make sure 24 hours are covered?

12 hours apart: Ideally, you would take the 2 doses 12 hours apart, e.g. 8 am and 8 pm, 9 am and 9 pm, etc. In most cases, you should be able to adjust the times around your sleep time and activities to fit your daily lifestyle. ...Read more

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Just dx'd with svt. What are the main causes? What are long term effects on heart and body? Currently seeing cardiologist for treatment.

Just dx'd with svt. What are the main causes?  What are long term effects on heart and body?  Currently seeing cardiologist for treatment.

Complex: Usually it is caused by an electrical abnormality in the atria . It can be dangerous if it causes the heart to beat too long. But the. Patient would definitely feel it and know something is wrong. When the heart beats in svt for a long time there is a risk of heart failure or even cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Heart rate of 240 beats per min on ECG in emergency dept. Diagnosed with svt. What can I expect from my appointment with the cardiologist?

Heart rate of 240 beats per min on ECG in emergency dept. Diagnosed with svt. What can I expect from my appointment with the cardiologist?

See answer: Svt is a common clinical condition that occurs in persons of all age groups. The cardiologist will take a detailed hx and limited physical exam to help determine possible cause or precipitating factors. He will likely order some blood tests, resting ekg, and possible echocardiogram and/or 24-hr holter monitoring to again help determine the cause but also to try to capture the svt to determine type. ...Read more

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I had catheter ablation last year for SVT avnrt. Now I am 9weeks pregnant and have irregular heartbeats again.My heart pauses for 10 sec before the next beat. I can't breath. Is it svt? What do I do?

I had catheter ablation last year for SVT avnrt. Now I am 9weeks pregnant and have irregular heartbeats again.My heart pauses for 10 sec before the next beat. I can't breath. Is it svt? What do I do?

Revisit the issue: Please let the electrophysiologist performed the procedure know this without delays... In addition, keep your ob/gyn informed of this as well... Wishing you the best luck! ...Read more

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Is SVT inherited?

Is SVT inherited?

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. ...Read more

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Can you die from svt?

Uncommon but yes: Yes if the heart rate is too fast & not treated for some time associated with drop in blood pressure.This can happen in a condition called wolf parkinson white syndrome. ...Read more

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