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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Check the heart rate: The heart rate of a baby with SVT is much faster than a normal heart rate, often as high as 300 beats per minute. This rate is faster than you can count. Rather than trying to count the heart rate, i recommend feeling your baby's heart a few times a day to know what is typical. During SVT it is so much faster that most parents can easily tell the difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety or heart? Today all day I've felt my heartbeat or twitching in the left side of my neck I have anxiety, healthy heart other than SVT
Speak to your parent: Speak to your parents so they can decide the best thing to do for you. It's not legal for doctors to give advice or suggest actions without their permission. That applies to telemedicine as well as conventional office setting. I'd be happy to help if your parents would ask questions on your behalf using their own account on HealthTap. Look me up @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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