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Can someone with SVT ride roller coasters?

Can someone with SVT ride roller coasters?

Depends: This is a hard question to answer because it is individualized. Lots of people with svt lead full and active lives with few if any limitations on their activities. However, only *your* cardiologist can decide how safe it is for *you* to do things like riding roller coasters. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

Supraventricular tachycardia is a condition where the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not ...Read more


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Would hydroxycut affect someone who had svt?

Would hydroxycut affect someone who had svt?

Yes: Hydroxycut has green tea, oolong tea, and caffeine as the main ingredients. As stimulants, these would all increase heart rate. Not really recommended if you have svt. ...Read more

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How serious is SVT if someone had chemical cardioversion?

How serious is SVT if someone had chemical cardioversion?

Not usually serious: That type of rhythm problem is usually more of a nusance than serious. It can at times be hard to treat as far as preventing recurrences but except for the nusance aspect is usually pretty benign. It would be helpful to know the exact mechaism of the rhythm problem and the heart rate in answering your question. ...Read more

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What to do about svt?

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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Do I need to restrict my workouts with svt?

Depends: Patients who are asymptomatic and who have brief episodes of tachycardia can participate in all sports. No restriction is recommended for those who have more prolonged episodes yet well controlled with medication. Athletes who experience syncope have to be resticted from activities completely until adequate therapy. Ask your doctor what kind of exercise is appropriate for your condition. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take if you have svt?

SVT: If you have svt it can be converted by an IV injection. If its recurrent there are various choices for preventive meds available to your doctor. If the medications aren't adequate there is an ablation procedure that may be successful. There are several good medicines but the choice is by your doc with the knowledge of your individual factors. ...Read more

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Is SVT deadly?

SVT: Most svt is an annoyance rather than a great hemodynamic stress. Should svt happen in a patient in brittle cardiac status however it could conceivably cause serious problems. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy cause an svt?

Can pleurisy cause an svt?

Indirectly: Inflammation on some parts of the lung that would cause pleurisy could irritate the heart and trigger an SVT. Usually, someone would be predisposed to the SVT for this to happen, and even in this case the connection between the two would be weak. Sometimes the chest pain can come from the SVT and be attributed to pleurisy instead. Sometimes the same underlying cause leads to both. See doc. ...Read more

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Can alcohol bring on an episode of svt?

Can alcohol bring on an episode of svt?

ABSOLUTELY!: Alcohol can be directly toxic to the heart in sufficient quantities. Excessive drinking can cause any number of cardiac problems including svt. *i agree. In addition alcohol can lead to dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities - both of which can also contribute to arrhythmias.*. ...Read more

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How can I tell of my taccycardia is svt?

Svt: best to ask your doc. An ECG obtained during your tachycardia will be necessary. Thus might be done with an ECG, Holter or event recorder, rarely an ILR. ...Read more

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