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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)

A condition in which 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

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How can supraventricular tachycardia be treaated with medication?

How can supraventricular tachycardia be treaated with medication?

Electrical behavior: Depending on what type of supraventricular tachycardia (svt) you have and whether treatment is chronic (every day prevention) or on an emergency basis, medication is available that either works by slowing down you heart rate overall or interferes with the transmission of electricity between your heart's upper and lower chambers thereby braking the cycle that allows svt. ...Read more

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What is the difference between supraventricular tachycardia and supraventricular arrthymias?

Same: Most likely they are the same; theoretically supra ventricular arrhythmia can include atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. However, when people talk about it, they most commonly mean supra ventricular tachycardia. ...Read more

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Is supraventricular tachycardia (svt) in fetus deadly?

Is supraventricular tachycardia (svt) in fetus deadly?

It depends: Whether supraventricular tachycardia (svt) causes problems in a fetus depends on how often and for how long the fetus remains in svt, and on the rate of the svt (how fast). Typically, if a fetus is having problems with svt, a fetal cardiac ultrasound will detect that the heart function is declining and there may be evidence for abnormal fluid collections (so called non-immune hydrops). ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia and have to go on beta blockers. Advice please?

I was just diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia and have to go on beta blockers. Advice please?

That's ok, for now.: Depending on the kind of supraventricular tachycardia, it may be responsive to medications such as beta blockers but it may not. Oftentimes, particularly for patients your age without other health conditions, a procedure (ablation) that can be performed that can rid you of the arrhythmia permanently. Please discuss with your doctor if this is right for you. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was just diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia and have to go on beta blockers?

What do you advise if i was just diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia and have to go on beta blockers?

Do it!: It's a very benign treatment. There are no serious side effects. Hopefully you'll feel a lot better. IF not, you can always stop it, right? ...Read more

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What to do if I have supraventricular tachycardia and now they found pvc's - isn't this combination dangerous?

No: They commonly go together. The rhythm itself isn't dangerous. If your heart is otherwise normal, it's nothing to worry about. Virtually all adults have both PVCs and PACs which sometimes cluster as SVT. ...Read more

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How can supraventricular tachycardia affect you?

How can supraventricular tachycardia affect you?

Ineffective hrt beat: If your heart is beating extremely fast (as in supra-ventricular tachycardia) it has very little time to fill with blood between beats so very little blood will be pumped with every beat. As a result important organs like your brain, kidneys, liver and your heart itself will not receive the necessary amount of blood to continue functioning properly. ...Read more

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Is supraventricular tachycardia a common condition?

Yes: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is a broad group of dysrhythmias that include atrial fibrillation (af). Svts are a very common rhythm abnormality and af among the commonest svts increasing in frequency as we age. Risk factors include thyroid disease, age, hypertension, diabetes, and several others. Treatments for SVT and af include medicines, pacemakers (if needed) and ablative procedures. ...Read more

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What is supraventricular tachycardia? Is it serious?

What is supraventricular tachycardia? Is it serious?

See below: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is an episodic fast heart rate that usually originates in the upper chambers of the heart. It usually starts all of a sudden and stops all of a sudden, usually is not life threatening by itself, and is mostly rather easily treatable with a cardiac procedure called ablation which is performed by an electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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Supraventricular tachycardia in my baby.Please help!?

Supraventricular tachycardia in my baby.Please help!?

Immediate evaluation: If your baby indeed has supraventricular tachycardia, it requires the immediate services of a pediatric cardiologist (children's heart specialist) to determine the exact cause and institute prompt treatment. Go see a doctor now. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what's supraventricular tachycardia?

Arrhythmia: Supraventricular tachycardia is a general term for a group of rhythm disturbances involving the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) where the upper chambers beat abnormally fast relative to the lower pumping chambers (ventricles). ...Read more

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Supraventricular tachycardia. What to do as a 19y athlete?

Get evaluated: You need to find out why you are having the tachycardia and whether it is truly supra-ventricular tachycardia (svt) before you continue engaging in high level athletics. Many forms of svt can be treated and even "cured" so it is not worth the risk to continue sports until you know that it is safe to do so. See a cardiologist asap. ...Read more

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Do you know a website to find about supraventricular tachycardia?

Do you know a website to find about supraventricular tachycardia?

Heart Rhythm Society: The heart rhythm society website has good information. Additional industry sites include medtronic, st. Jude medical, and biosense webster. The mayo clinic, cleveland clinic, and other academic institutions may also have good information. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Supraventricular tachycardia?

Rate > 100 bpm: atrial/supraventricular tachycardia with rate > 100 BPM. mostly tratable, specially in a "normal Heart". causes AV nodal reentrant tachycardia (70%), AV reentrant tachycardia (25%), atral tacycardia (5%), and other rare causes (< 1 %). ...Read more

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What are the risks if I don't treat supraventricular tachycardia?

What are the risks if I don't treat supraventricular tachycardia?

Depends on the type: There are many types of supraventricular tachycardia. Among the different types; effects & frequency vary among persons. For example, for a very limited av nodal reentrant tachycardia once or twice a year that does not last long and does not go fast, the effects are usually benign. However, if the heart goes very fast you could pass out. Atrial fibrillation of any rate increases stroke risk. ...Read more

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Ventricular or supraventricular tachycardia. What's the difference?

Ventricular or supraventricular tachycardia. What's the difference?

Origin, prognosis: Supra-ventricular tachycardia originates in the upper chambers of the heart (atria) and ventricular tachycardia in the lower chambers (ventricles). In very general terms, ventricular tachycardia may carry a more worrisome prognosis than its supra-ventricular counterpart but in many cases both types can be treated and in some cases (particularly supra-ventricular) can be "cured". See you doctor. ...Read more

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What are the risks if you don't treat supraventricular tachycardia?

What are the risks if you don't treat supraventricular tachycardia?

Varies: If you have no symptoms, there are no risks. The treatment of svt is for symptomatic relief. (atrial fibrillation patients: this does not apply to you - in af, the rate must be controlled and some people need anticoagulation.). ...Read more

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How does supraventricular tachycardia or medication for it affect your voice?

It shouldn't: However, it is hard to know for sure without more details. Most medications don't affect the voice, but there are many things which can impact the voice. See your local ENT or laryngologist for a full evaluation of your voice. Regardless of the cause, many vocal disorders can be improved with treatment of some kind. ...Read more

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Is supraventricular tachycardia SVT completely treatable?

In most cases: Either conservatively with medications or with radiofrequency ablation which has a very high cure rate. ...Read more

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