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Is Svt Inherited From Your Parents
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
I have svt. Is it safe to go in a hot tub or jacuzzi? The temperature is usually 105-120 degrees. H s-s
No it is not safe: No it is not safe if you suffer from svt. ...Read more
What could cause rapid, fluttery jumpy heartrate, 75-110 resting. 120-160's from minor activities and showers, had SVT corrective surgery and its diff?
Recommend: Further evaluation with your cardiologist as this is suspicious for arrhythmia. ...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
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
You betcha: Many treatments. It depends on the severity and frequency of the svt and your age and general condition as well as other medical conditions you may have. You should discuss this with your primary care doc, possibly see a cardiologist, or, if necessary, an electrophysiologist for refractory cases. ...Read more
No, no, and no!: The best treatment for symptomatic WPW is radiofrequency catheter ablation. Even allopathic drugs are not usually an adequate treatment. Wpw is potentially serious with heart rates of 220-300 or more and curable. Don't mess with it. Svt can be handled with medication in many cases or ablation when meds fail or aren't tolerated. ...Read more
150 beats or more: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) commonly has 150 beats per minute and may approach up to 300 in extreme cases. A patient may feel he has a pounding heart (while not exercising). He may also be short of breath, breathing fast, feeling dizzy, and sometimes faint. If he has these symptoms for the first time, he should not drive himself to the hospital, but should call 911 for an ambulance. ...Read more
Yes.: Svt, (supraventricular tachycardia) is a short-circuit of the normal heart conduction pathways. Usually there is a small area that, if removed, would Prohibit the circuit from conducting and therefore block the svt. During ablation, a catheter is placed in this area of the heart, and the tip generates rf energy to scar the heart tissue in a small area, which prevents it from conducting electricity. ...Read more
Not usually: First the pt should be evaluated. Labs holter and an echo should be done. Lytes thyroid and other level s should be drawn. If no obvious causes and no stimulants to blame then no other work up or treatment needed. As for the fetus, as long as no hemodynamic effects on mom then no issues with baby. ...Read more
Probably yes.: With low blood sugar, the body kicks in it's own protective mechanisms to raise blood sugar levels to feed the brain and rest of the body. Adrenalin is released which helps block the effect of Insulin (which lowers the blood sugar). Adrenalin also causes the release of glycogen (starch) from the liver to elevate the bs. Adrenalin is a stimulant and "heart accelerator". It could trigger svt. ...Read more
No.: Smoking increases your risk of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, or psvt (sudden-onset svt). Quitting smoking would decrease your risk for most smoking-related conditions gradually, so you will still be at risk for a while after you quit. Drugs, caffeine, alcohol, and abnormal pathways in the heart's conductive tissue (ie. Bundle of kent) can also predispose you to svt. ...Read more
No damage if brief: SVT or supraventricular tachycardia is an abnormally fast heart beat that originates from the upper chambers of the heart. If the rapid heart beats are short-lived i.e. minutes or hours, and then the heart returns to normal there will be no damage. If the heart races for a long time i.e. weeks or longer, then there can be weakening of the heart pumping function. ...Read more
Yes: Most of the times, SVT happens in normal hearts ...Read more
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