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Supraventricular Tachycardia Ablation
What are the effects of sugar on a child that recently underwent cardiac ablation for supraventricular tachycardia?
Can supraventricular tachycardia go away by itself over time? I'm just not keen on catheter ablation and i don't want to be on bisoprolol forever!
SVT: Typically, SVT will not go away on its own. Think of it like a stray wire that short-circuits the electricity. Until the stray wire is cut or removed, the short-circuits will continue. Stranger things have happened in medicine, but the general consensus is going to be no, it won't go away on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is supraventricular tachycardia hereditry? Had a heart ablation a while back for a rapid heartbeat.
Generally not: But some arrhythmias run in families....Talk to your physician. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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