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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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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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Is supraventricular tachycardia SVT completely treatable?

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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Is a sinus tachycardia same thing as supraventricular tachycardia?

Is a sinus tachycardia same thing as supraventricular tachycardia?

No: Sinus tachycardia is the normal fast heart rate that results from a stressful situation, physically or emotionally (running, being upset, having fever, etc...). Svt is an arrhythmia that usually requires abnormalities of the electrical conduction system of the heart, and if frequent and troubling needs directed treatment. Sinus tachycardia does not require treatment of its own usually. ...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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Is a sinus tachycardia the same thing as supraventricular tachycardia?

Is a sinus tachycardia the same thing as supraventricular tachycardia?

Depends: Depends on how fast or how slow, the cause for the abnormal rate and whether or not it is causing any symptoms. Both abnormally slow and fast heart beats can cause congestive heart failure and syncope (fainting). Persistent fast heart beats can cause weakness of heart muscle referred to as tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy. ...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 anyone please explain to me what supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is. My 16 year old is being tested?

See Below: Svt: tachycardia means the heart beats faster than normal originating supraventricular, above the ventricles, in the atria caused by abnormal electrical impulses. Because the heart is not contracting effectively, it may cause lightheadedness, dizzyness or fainting.This arrythmia is usually not dangerous but in a few people it can become dangerous. Your daughter must be assessed by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is supraventricular tachycardia?

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

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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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What are the causes of supraventricular tachycardia?

: Hardening of the arteries, heart failure, thyroid disease, pneumonia, chronic lung disease, pulmonary embolism, pericarditis, stress, substance abuse, smoking and/or too much caffeine could all cause supraventricular tachycardia. ...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?

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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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