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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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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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How can supraventricular tachycardia be treaated with medication?

How can supraventricular tachycardia be treaated with medication?

Electrical behavior: Depending on what type of supraventricular tachycardia (svt) you have and whether treatment is chronic (every day prevention) or on an emergency basis, medication is available that either works by slowing down you heart rate overall or interferes with the transmission of electricity between your heart's upper and lower chambers thereby braking the cycle that allows svt. ...Read more

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Are there any other medications apart from ß-blockers that can treat supraventricular tachycardia?

SVT: Yes, there are other drugs that can treat SVT. Calcium Channel Blockers and a cardiac glycoside called Digoxin can be used to treat SVT besides beta blockers. ...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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What are the risks if you don't treat supraventricular tachycardia?

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

Varies: If you have no symptoms, there are no risks. The treatment of svt is for symptomatic relief. (atrial fibrillation patients: this does not apply to you - in af, the rate must be controlled and some people need anticoagulation.). ...Read more

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How can supraventricular tachycardia affect your life?

Many ways: Svt can be very diruptive if it occurs frequently and is symptomatic. Symptoms can include chest pain , shortness of breath, palpitations, lightheadedness. Some tolerate it well without specific treatment. Others require medications and possibly radiofrequency ablation, which is frequently curative. See your doctor for recommendations. ...Read more

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Is supraventricular tachycardia deadly?

Not usually: Svt should no be deadly. If it lasts for a long time(many hours or days), the heart can get tired and that is potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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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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Compare ventricular vs supraventricular tachycardia?

Compare ventricular vs supraventricular tachycardia?

Atria or ventricles: Supra ventricular tachycardia: from upper chambers of the heart, is due to irritability (increased automaticity) or a short circuit (reentry), heart is usually structurally normal. Ventricular tachycardia: from lower chambers of the heart, due to irritability, can occur in normal hearts but is more often seen in hearts with scar tissue or weak hearts and can be life threatening. ...Read more