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Is SVT inherited from your parents?

Is SVT inherited from your parents?

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 more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

A condition in which the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not ...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?

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 are symptoms of svt?

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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Can a person 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

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What are the symptoms of svt?

Supravent tachy: Pounding heart, shortness of breath, chest pain,
increased respirations, light-headedness, loss of consciousness may all occur. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from SVT?

SVT: If untreated people could die from prolonged or persistent svt. Because it causes hypotension, loss of consciousness, heart attack/stroke and death. ...Read more

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Could my sons untreated reflux be triggering svts?

Could my sons untreated reflux be triggering svts?

Svt trigger: Unlikely but if it is leading to stress it might be contributing, I don't think we can say for sure no... ...Read more

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What is the treatment of svt?

SVT: Supraventricular tachycardia. Beta blockers, digoxin and sometimes other anti arrhythmic medication. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for svt?

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

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Does SVT sometimes cause seizures?

SVT: It can cause seizure if the heart rate is very fast & associated with significant drop in blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is there homapathy for WPW and svt?

Is there homapathy for WPW and svt?

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

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Do frequent SVT episodes damage heart?

Do frequent SVT episodes damage heart?

No: Generally, the answer is no because SVT episode are usually self limited. If someone's heartrate stays elevated constantly for days on end, that may lead to a weak heart. ...Read more

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How fast can your heart get during svt?

How fast can your heart get during svt?

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

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Can radio frequency ablation treat svt?

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

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Is SVT and are pvcs dangerous to fetus?

Is SVT and are pvcs dangerous to fetus?

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

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Can being dehydrated cause a SVT attack?

SVT: Dehydration can cause a catechol rise and drive to heart rate which could trigger svt. ...Read more

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Does low blood sugar sometimes trigger svt?

Does low blood sugar sometimes trigger svt?

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

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Does quitting smoking bring on episodes of svt?

Does quitting smoking bring on episodes of svt?

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

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Can High Blood Sugar Bring on an Episode of SVT?

Hypoglycemia and SVT: SVT more often seen with hypoglycemic episodes.
Suggest ambulatory glycaemic monitoring.
DM complications include IHD - suggest ECG and holter monitoring. ...Read more

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Can a person wtih SVT still have a normal looking heart?

Yes: Svt is due to an abnormality in the generation or conduction of electrical signals in the heart. Most people with svt have a structurally normal heart (as noted on cardiac imaging such as echo or cardiac mri). ...Read more

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How I can prevent SVT attack (super ventricula techacardia)?

Sometimes you can't: Svt is an intermittent short circuit in the electrical conduction system. Adrenergic states can activate it (illness, dehydration, etc.). This is treatable with medicines or ablation & vagal maneuvers can break svt. Talk to a cardiologist to examine your options. ...Read more

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Low blood sugar causing SVT episode, how to deal with this?

Low blood sugar causing SVT episode, how to deal with this?

SVT: If you know for sure that low blood sugar triggers svt, you want to try and see that you maintain a level blood sugar by frequent small meals. ...Read more

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Does repeated episodes of SVT cause heart damage or failure?

Does repeated episodes of SVT cause heart damage or failure?

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