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Doctor insights on: Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia Psvt

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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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Can you tell me about being diagnosed with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (psvt?

Sure: It's common and treatable. Stay in touch with your doctor. Here's a reference: http://books.google.com/books?id=YJtodBwNxokC&pg=PA84&lpg=PA84&dq=Mayo+PSVT&source=bl&ots=mmm5Hj5_WH&sig=V-IxbyGMznX7-kQRwg0pOdUV7q4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Ta2nU_unNNK9oQSdwYL4AQ&ved=0CFEQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Mayo%20PSVT&f=false ...Read more

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Could taking magnesium stop my paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia?

Could taking magnesium stop my paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia?

MAGNESIUM : Magnesium is a very potent mineral and has many uses . It relaxes cardiac muscle and can decrease the. Incidence of palpitations. In IV form it use used to treat several arrhythmia's. You need a full exam lab testing Especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO and Thalium scan. The discussion of treatment options with your Cardiologist. ...Read more

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For the experts - might taking magnesium stop my paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia?

For the experts - might taking magnesium stop my paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia?

Nope: Sorry. Doesn't work like that. The amount of mag you'd have to take to affect your heart at all would give you such diarrhea as you've never encountered, and it still wouldn't get that rhythm to stop. ...Read more

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Will i still be able to travel since i've been diagnosed with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia?

Will i still be able to travel since i've been diagnosed with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia?

Yes: There would typically be no travel restrictions. Of course, the anxiety associated with the prospect of having an episode while on the road is one of the many factors that make patients more interested in ablation for their svt. ...Read more

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Can I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) if I have paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia?

Can I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) if I have  paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia?

Better not to: It can worsen your svt. It would be better not to, if possible. Risks must always be weighed against benefits. The type and frequency of your svt as well as your age and general health all factor into the equation. Only the doctor caring for you and who knows your specifics can help make an informed judgement. ...Read more

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Should i take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) if I have a history paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia?

Should i take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) if I have a history paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia?

Probably not. : If you have svt you should really have this treated and cured before taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Radio-frequency ablation (rf) has very good success rates and is probably the first line treatment in a young patient. You should see an ep doctor. ...Read more

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How can supraventricular tachycardia affect your life?

Many ways: Svt can be very diruptive if it occurs frequently and is symptomatic. Symptoms can include chest pain , shortness of breath, palpitations, lightheadedness. Some tolerate it well without specific treatment. Others require medications and possibly radiofrequency ablation, which is frequently curative. See your doctor for recommendations. ...Read more