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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

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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


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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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What can I do to tell if my baby boy has svt?

What can I do to tell if my baby boy has svt?

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 more

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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

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 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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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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Do I need to restrict my workouts with svt?

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 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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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 is the best thing to take if you have svt?

What is the best thing to take if you have svt?

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 more

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