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Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Overview)

Supraventricular tachycardia is a condition where the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not coordinated, causing an arrhythmia.


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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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Dr. Warren Foster
385 doctors shared insights

Supraventricular Tachycardia (Overview)

Supraventricular tachycardia is a condition where the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not coordinated, causing an arrhythmia.


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

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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Managing Supraventricular Tachycardia (Checklist)

For episode, try holding your breath and bearing down (valsalva)
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For episode, lay down with head and heart at same level
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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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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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Dealing with Supraventricular Tachycardia (Tip)

Dealing with Supraventricular Tachycardia

Most svt results from an electrical short circuit in the heart. A simple procedure can cure it! ...See 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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Are steroid injections safe if you have supraventricular tachycardia?

Are steroid injections safe if you have supraventricular tachycardia?

Not contraindicated: There's no specific contraindication, but of course there are risks with any medication use. I would be more concerned about use of sympathomimetics (caffeine, decongestants or nebulizer use) potentially triggering episodes. ...Read more

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Dealing with Supraventricular Tachycardia (Tip)

Dealing with Supraventricular Tachycardia

Heart sudden racing... Like running but sitting still... If scares you, can cure! ...See more