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Doctor insights on: Rare Supraventricular Ectopy

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What is supraventricular ectopy? What causes it?

What is supraventricular ectopy? What causes it?

SVT ectopy: It refers to extra beats from the top chambers of the heart or atria. They are caused by an transient imbalance in the ionic channels of cardiac cells or abnormal conduction. Typically, the sodium channel is the affect one. This has nothing to do with serum levels of sodium. However, high blood pressure can lead to elevated atrial pressure which can induce ectopy from the left atrium. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the test says I have 20% supraventricular ectopy?

What does it mean if the test says I have 20% supraventricular ectopy?

It means: That one out of every five heart beats originates from an area in the top part of your heart other than the usual place it should. This is not dangerous but may be annoying to some patients. If it bothers you then ask your health care provider to treat you for it. ...Read more

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What is supraventricular ectopy? Is it benign? Is this the same as sinus tachycardia?

What is supraventricular ectopy? Is it benign? Is this the same as sinus tachycardia?

No.: Supra ventricular ectopy is electrical activity not originating at the sa node. Depending on how often and the number of ectopic sites will determine if it is benign or not. Sinus tach is a rapid hr, generally >100 <150, but the electrical impulse follow the normal pathway of sa node --> av node --> bundle oh hiss. Just faster than normal (60 -100 bpm). ...Read more

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My holter monitor listed 7 late beats under supraventricular ectopy. They happened during sleep. Is that a sinus pause or arrest? Concerning?

My holter monitor listed 7 late beats under supraventricular ectopy. They happened during sleep. Is that a sinus pause or arrest? Concerning?

Normal with sleep: Normal during sleep not a worrisome pattern are you at risk for sleep apnea snoring overweight interrupted sleep tired in the morning easy to sleep during the day ...Read more

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What does "very rare atrial and ventricular ectopy" mean as a conclusion to a holter monitor report?

Probably normal: It is very common for most people to have some extra heart beats on a holter monitor. These ectopic or skipped beats could originate from the upper heart chamber (atrial) or lower heart chamber (ventricular). If these are isolated / single beats and infrequent, they usually are benign and not a concern and do not require further treatment. Call you doc if you have further questions. ...Read more

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What is supraventricular extrasystole?

What is supraventricular extrasystole?

Supraventricular: It is an extra heart beat which was initiated above the ventricles. That is usually an atrial premature beat but could be an AV junctional premature beat. Both are distinct from Ventricular premature beats. ...Read more

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Is supraventricular tachycardia an emergency?

Is supraventricular tachycardia an emergency?

Can be: Depends on how long it is since the event started and is it paroxysmal or persistant, is it causing symptoms of chest pain, low bp, passing out feeling etc. If symptomatic it can be an emergency you must seek medical attention either way. ...Read more

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What is cause of supraventricular tachycardia?

What is cause of supraventricular tachycardia?

Good question: With no simple answer. There are many triggers like caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, excess thyroid hormone, anxiety, stress, decongestants eg pseudoephedrine, direct stimulants eg cocaine, etc. But you also have to have potential electrical connections in your heart that you're born with or acquire eg from rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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What could cause supraventricular tachycardia?

What could cause supraventricular tachycardia?

See List: Stmulants Cocaine amphetamines meth caffeine idiopathic aberrant electrical track called WPW syndrome. ...Read more

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Iwhat is done for? Supraventricular tachycardia?

Iwhat is done for? Supraventricular tachycardia?

SVT: Supraventricular tachycardia is a fast rhythm which starts in the upper portion of the heart. It may be treated with meds or with an ablation which is a way of getting rid of the abnormal rhythm. ...Read more

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What are the tests for supraventricular tachycardia?

What are the tests for supraventricular tachycardia?

Rhythm recordings: The heart rhythm is recorded - with ekg followed by holter monitoring for 24 to 48 hours; or with event monitors for up to 30 days; or with an implanted loop recorder for up to 6 months. Also blood tests are done for thyroid, potassium and magnesium level. An echo is also appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of supraventricular tachycardia?

What are the presenting symptoms of supraventricular tachycardia?

Palpitations: Usually palpitations or a sensation that the heart is beating very fast. This is usually associated with chest discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness and or fatigue. ...Read more

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Is supraventricular tachycardia treatable?

Yes: Eliminating the "short circuit" in your heart responsible for the tachycardia by way of a procedure called ablation (performed in the cath lab) is one permanent way of treating the svt. Medications can also be used to modify the electrical activity of the heart and control the tachycardia. Consult your cardiologist to see if which treatment option suits you best. ...Read more

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Compare ventricular vs supraventricular tachycardia?

Compare ventricular vs supraventricular tachycardia?

Atria or ventricles: Supra ventricular tachycardia: from upper chambers of the heart, is due to irritability (increased automaticity) or a short circuit (reentry), heart is usually structurally normal. Ventricular tachycardia: from lower chambers of the heart, due to irritability, can occur in normal hearts but is more often seen in hearts with scar tissue or weak hearts and can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What are the risks of not treating supraventricular tachycardia?

Depends: Svt is usually not a life threatening condition. Treatment is usually based on symptomsespecially if the heart is otherwise normal. If svt is long lived, the heart can sometimes suffer damage (due to fast heart rates for weeks/months), although this is not very common. See you doctor asap to determine a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are details on supraventricular tachicardia?

What are details on supraventricular tachicardia?

Some: Atrail arrythmias are called supraventriucular in contrast to
ventricular arrythmais. ...Read more

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What is supraventricular ectopic activity mean? Also what is n-n interval?

What is supraventricular ectopic activity mean? Also what is n-n interval?

Heart beat starts: In an odd place in the small chamber (s) of the heart instead of the node that is supposed to fire off the heart. This electrical trigger is above the level of the big chambers (the ventricles) so it is supra ventricular and it's not supposed to work that way so it's ectopic too. The n-n interval is a distance on the ekg that shows the length of 1 entire heart beat. Search 'heart rate variability'. ...Read more

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I have supraventricular tachacardia and every time I go to sleep or try to be active iI have a really bad espisode. Is this normal or could tsomething?

I have supraventricular tachacardia and every time I go to sleep or try to be active iI have a really bad espisode. Is this normal or could tsomething?

Cardiology/EPS: It sounds like your medication is not as effective as it should be. Do you have any contraindications to taking a beta-blocker like Toprol (metoprolol) XL? What you describe must be interfering with your life. You may consider ablation of the focus that causes the arrhythmia if medical treatment is not working. Mouth-breathing causes loss of CO2 and contributes to episodes of tachycardia. Antihistamines help. ...Read more

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What is supraventricular tachycardia?

Upper heart chambers: Fast heart beat due to mechanism arising from the upper chamber of the heart is known as supraventricular tachycardia. It could be due to electrical reentry (think of it as a short circuit) or increased automaticity (electrically hyperactive cells). It is amenable to treatment in most cases. ...Read more

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What causes supraventricular tachycardia?

Multipe reasons: Usually one is born with an extra 'circuit' or a propensity to have rapid firing in the upper chambers of the heart. Svt can in some cases be exacerbated by activity, stress, stimulants etc. ...Read more

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How is supraventricular tachycardia treated?

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How is supraventricular tachycardia treated?

SVT: Depending on the origin of the svt, usually av nodal block is done, through one of following;
1. Physical maneuvers, such as valsalva maneuver.
2. Medications, such as adenosine.
3. Cardioversion.
Consult a cardiologist for details. ...Read more

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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