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Can You Die From Svt
Very rare: This rhythm disturbance can be treated emergently by electrical cardioversion or drug therapy. It can be associated with WPW syndrome which can result in extremely fast heart rate and vascular collapse. Fortunately this condition can be cured by ablation therapy. In the majority of patients it doesn't cause severe symptoms and can be managed with medical therapy. ...Read more
I am to undergo an ablation procedure 8/13 & just received notice of "Technical Denial." Will I now die from not having ablation for my longterm SVT?
Yes: Fast heart beats can be associated with hyperthyroidism, and this can be fatal in certain cases. If your heart is frail due to prior heart attacks or heart failure, a fast heart rate may be too much stress for your heart. This could potentially lead to more dangerous heart rhythms or a heart attack. See your doctor to help you control your hyperthyroidism. ...Read more
What's risk of death with ep study 4 posible svt? Risk of complications? Have panic disorder and terrified that I can't lie still and will have panic attack during the test.
Risk is low: Risk is very low for any significant complication...<3% for bleeding or infection. Actual risk best obtained from electrophysiologist performing procedure. Sedation is given during the procedure.... ...Read more
Is this product truly safe? I am scared of things like irregular heart beat, SVT (Hx of), death. I have tried all healthy way to loose this 20lbs!!
No product name: You forgot to mention the name of the product. No weight loss product was ever approved for continuous use and the key for weight loss remains diet and exercise, providing overlapping medical conditions are addressed. Would strongly recommend against the product you are referring to. ...Read more
Adenosine In ER for emergency treatment of severe SVT episode. Could it not work and/or cause cardiac arrest/death?
Adenosine is useful: For the treatment of a certain type of SVT but not all SVTs. In addition, it is not always affective with an initial dose and requires second higher doses to be administered. It is unlikely but not impossible to cause cardiac arrest and/or death. Most SVTs are curable by radio frequency ablation in the hands of a qualified Electrophysiologist. Make an appointment for evaluation. ...Read more
I'm 39 weeks pregnant, pregnancy has been mostly complication free but I suffer from svt and can't stop fearing death during labour?
ARRYTHMIA: ARRYTHMIA like SVT can be seen during PRRGNANCY DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME AND HIGH OUTPUT STATE. It is usually managed very effectively. Followup with your INTERNIST AND CARDIOLOGIST to get SX managed. Stay well hydrated & limit Caffeine ingestion. Discuss MAGINEX SUPPLEMENT with your docs. To relieve Anxiety get the ANXIETY & PHOBIA WORKBOOK. EFT(EFT CLINIC APP)& EMDR(HEMIBALANCE APP) will help. ...Read more
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
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
A few possibilities: Most SVT ("supraventricular tachycardia") episodes are unrelated to diet. There's an inherent abnormality in the way electricity is initiated or conducted in the heart. Occasionally, it can be set off by caffeine or alcohol, though this is much less common than you might think. Rarely, acid reflux can be a trigger for svt; in these patients, any food causing heartburn may be a culprit. ...Read more
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
Not herbs: Supraventricular tachycardia and other cardiac arrhythmias need to be evaluated and followed by a physician -- ultimately, probably a cardiologist. Certain medications and/or substances you're taking can cause or exacerbate this too. Though magnesium has helped some people with svt, I wouldn't rely solely on this or any herb. Your primary care doctor is a place to begin, and go from there. ...Read more
Check the heart rate: The heart rate of a baby with SVT is much faster than a normal heart rate, often as high as 300 beats per minute. This rate is faster than you can count. Rather than trying to count the heart rate, I recommend feeling your baby's heart a few times a day to know what is typical. During SVT it is so much faster that most parents can easily tell the difference. ...Read more
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
Need evaluation: You should see a cardiologist or an electrophysiologist to have this evaluated further. ...Read more
SVT: Paroxysmal svt which occurs rarely probably doesn't need drug to try and prevent. Svt that occurs more than once a month is worth treating and for some folks even if monthly or less. Treating infrequent arrhythmias takes a long time to know if the treatment is actually working, statistically if month svt can take 6 months to be sure meds working. ...Read more
Yes: Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) can be prolonged and require medical or electrical cardioversion back to regular rhythm and subsequent ablation by an electrophysiologist. It can also just occur for several beats at a time and be self-limited. Please discuss your particular symptoms and sutuation with your doctor to determine your best treatment plan. Good luck!! ...Read more
Absolutely, SVT: Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is very common, abnormalities on electrophysiology study (EPS) are not common. Normal results on EPS are very reassuring. You should discuss your condition, and concerns with the physician who ordered the test, who should be familiar with you and your condition. ...Read more
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
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