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What's the difference between SVT and paroxysmal SVT (psvt)?

What's the difference between SVT and paroxysmal SVT (psvt)?

Recurrence: Svt is typically used to describe a type of rapid heart beat that is related to a type of "wiring" problem in the heart. If a patient has more than one episode (which is typical), is is referred to as paroxysmal svt. ...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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Holter monitor it showed NSR with frequent paroxysmal SVT, nonsustained. AND frequent PAC’s. WHAT does it mean (frequent) and (nonsustained) ? Please explain. Thanks Drs.

Holter monitor it showed NSR with frequent paroxysmal SVT, nonsustained. AND frequent PAC’s. WHAT does it mean (frequent) and (nonsustained) ? Please explain. Thanks Drs.

Abnormal Heart Beats: Hi Mohammed, frequent, means that the monitor recorded many heart beats called PACs that occur during or between normal heart beats, but does not indicate how many. The term nonsustained means that there was a fast, abnormal heart beat that was recorded for less than 30 seconds. You should follow up with your heart doctor to see if these abnormal heart beats require treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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2months ago my 20 yr son had ablation for wpw. He is still symptomatic. He wore a 21 day monitor. diangosis paroxysmal svt, hr hi 203, he's 20. Serious?

2months ago my 20 yr son had ablation for wpw. He is still symptomatic.  He wore a 21 day monitor. diangosis paroxysmal svt, hr hi 203, he's 20.  Serious?

Needs evaluation : If there is persistent tachycardia after an ablation either there is another arrhythmia focus or a recurrence of the same focus. Repeat ep testing might be needed after the holter/event monitor documents the tachycardia. Please see ep doc soon. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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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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