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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually not: Svt can be part of heritable cardiac conditions, so in that sense the svt can be passed down by parents. But the arrhythmia itself usually is not per se inherited. An echocardiogram and electrocardiograph ordered by your doctor will help sort this out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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