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How does your diet affect svt?

How does your diet affect svt?

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

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I'm rx'd a calcium channel blocker for SVT. How (or) Is the calcium part related to diet?

I'm rx'd a calcium channel blocker for SVT. How (or) Is the calcium part related to diet?

Nothing: Calcium channel blockers are drugs that block entry of calcium ions into the cell which prevent generation of specific electrical current responsible for the arrhythmia . The calcium involve is an ion that naturally exist cellularly and has nothing to do with dietary calcium which circulates in the body bound to albumin ...Read more

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They want to put a lup recorder in my chest only has three SVT episodes in a year. Isn't this extreme? What will it tell us? Wore holster and nothing.

They want to put a lup recorder in my chest only has three SVT episodes in a year. Isn't this extreme? What will it tell us? Wore holster and nothing.

More information: Unfortunately it is not uncommon for a holter to not show anything in the time frame it looks at.. Likewise the longer recorder might not either , but longer times of observation are more likely to capture an arrhythmia. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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