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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

Dr. Warren Foster
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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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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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What causes supraventricular tachycardia?

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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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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Dr. says I have supraventricular tachycardia, after ekg, and has ordered a 14-day event monitor and echo. Pulse irregular. Could anxiety cause this?

Dr. says I have supraventricular tachycardia, after ekg, and has ordered a 14-day event monitor and echo. Pulse irregular. Could anxiety cause this?

Anxiety: Anxiety can release certain chemicals that can cause tachy-arrhythmias, but other important issues need to be evaluated to assess your condition. Good luck with the 14-day monitoring process. ...Read more

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How can supraventricular tachycardia affect you?

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?

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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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

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What are the risks if I don't treat supraventricular tachycardia?

What are the risks if I don't treat supraventricular tachycardia?

Depends on the type: There are many types of supraventricular tachycardia. Among the different types; effects & frequency vary among persons. For example, for a very limited av nodal reentrant tachycardia once or twice a year that does not last long and does not go fast, the effects are usually benign. However, if the heart goes very fast you could pass out. Atrial fibrillation of any rate increases stroke risk. ...Read more

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Ventricular or supraventricular tachycardia. What's the difference?

Ventricular or supraventricular tachycardia. What's the difference?

Origin, prognosis: Supra-ventricular tachycardia originates in the upper chambers of the heart (atria) and ventricular tachycardia in the lower chambers (ventricles). In very general terms, ventricular tachycardia may carry a more worrisome prognosis than its supra-ventricular counterpart but in many cases both types can be treated and in some cases (particularly supra-ventricular) can be "cured". See you doctor. ...Read more

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What are the risks if you don't treat supraventricular tachycardia?

What are the risks if you don't treat supraventricular tachycardia?

Varies: If you have no symptoms, there are no risks. The treatment of svt is for symptomatic relief. (atrial fibrillation patients: this does not apply to you — in af, the rate must be controlled and some people need anticoagulation.). ...Read more

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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 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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Is supraventricular tachycardia (svt) in fetus deadly?

It depends: Whether supraventricular tachycardia (svt) causes problems in a fetus depends on how often and for how long the fetus remains in svt, and on the rate of the svt (how fast). Typically, if a fetus is having problems with svt, a fetal cardiac ultrasound will detect that the heart function is declining and there may be evidence for abnormal fluid collections (so called non-immune hydrops). ...Read more

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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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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

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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