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Is supraventricular tachycardia treatable?

Is supraventricular tachycardia  treatable?

Yes: Eliminating the "short circuit" in your heart responsible for the tachycardia by way of a procedure called ablation (performed in the cath lab) is one permanent way of treating the svt. Medications can also be used to modify the electrical activity of the heart and control the tachycardia. Consult your cardiologist to see if which treatment option suits you best. ...Read more

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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more


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What is the treatment for supraventricular tachycardia?

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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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 is symptomatic bradycardia?

What is symptomatic bradycardia?

Bradycardia: When the heart rate is slow enough to cause lightheadedness, weakness, fatigue, and perhaps shortness of breath, the bradycardia is symptomatic. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for an idiopathic ventricular tachycardia?

Multiple: The ones that come from the base of the heart are sensitive to both calcium channel blockers and blockers. There is a specific variety termed ilvt that is only verapamil sensitive. All are amenable to catheter ablation for cure. ...Read more

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Is synchronized cardioversion the most effective treatment for cardiac arrest?

Is synchronized cardioversion the most effective treatment for cardiac arrest?

Maybe: Synchronized cardioversion implies that a regular and organized cardiac rhythm is present. Most patients with cardiac arrest have ventricular fibrillation. Cardioversion of ventricular fibrillation does not require synchronization. In the case of ventricular tachycardia where a regular rhythm is present, synchronization is required. ...Read more

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Treatment for bradycardia to increase your pulse rate?

Varies: Treatment for sinus bradycardia depends upon the cause, severity, and symptoms. If it is related to a medication effect, the offending medication is often stopped. If not severe and a patient is not symptomatic, treatment may not be needed. In other cases, sinus bradycardia may be difficult to treat with medication and may require a pacemaker. ...Read more

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Atrial fibrillation versus ventricular fibrillation. Causes and cures?

Atrial fibrillation versus ventricular fibrillation. Causes and cures?

VF vs AF: Ventricular is lethal instantly. A fib is not lethal and treated with medications or ablation. ...Read more

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My father 70yr , diagnosed ventricular bigeminy.Is it dangerous?Can amiodarone help controlling it?Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?

My father 70yr , diagnosed ventricular bigeminy.Is it dangerous?Can amiodarone help controlling it?Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?

Depends: The underlying cause for the rythm needs to be worked up and treated. If all correctable conditions are fixed., then eps may be indicated and ablation if reasonable. A defibrillator if poor heart function. Otherwise amio is reasonable but has its issues. It can affect the lungs, liver and thyroid to mention a few. Close monitoring is reccomended. ...Read more

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Any update on treatment for sustained ventricular tachycardias?

Any update on treatment for sustained ventricular tachycardias?

Yea: There is VT foci cardiac ablation, there is scar mapping- if VT is related to scar, there is mapping using pacing- if the VT causes your blood pressure to drop, there are a hand- full of anti arrhythmic medications that can be used and, of course, there is the implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Request to speak with a cardiac electrophysiologist about your options. ...Read more

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Effect of radiofrequency ablation treatment for heart arrhythmia?

Effect of radiofrequency ablation treatment for heart arrhythmia?

Usually curative: In experts hands, the energy from radio-frequency waves can burn the abnormal electrical pathway or "short circuit" in the heart that is allowing the arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Ventricular tachycardia managment?

Ventricular tachycardia managment?

Ep: This is a serious condition and you must see an electrophysiologist. If normal heart, it is possible at your age to manage with medication but often can have an ablation and cure it. ...Read more

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What is congestive heart failure treatment for elderly?

What is congestive heart failure treatment for elderly?

Salt monitoring: Treatment consists of a good dietary regimen with monitoring of salt intake about 2000 mg salt per day. Second aspect pf therapy is pharmacologic therapy which will be individualised based on the type of heart faiure and other factors that your cardiologist will decide. ...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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How effective is defibrillation for treating cardiac arrest?

How effective is defibrillation for treating cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: Defibrillation is the only effective treatment for the ventricular fibrillation if cardiac arrest is due to VFib and not PEA. ...Read more