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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rapid heart beat is a symptom in which a person's heart is beating fast. A fast heart rate can be normal if a person is excited or exercising. Sometimes a rapid rate is called sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation, etc..., depending on the type of arrhythmia (heart ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many ways: Svt can be very diruptive if it occurs frequently and is symptomatic. Symptoms can include chest pain , shortness of breath, palpitations, lightheadedness. Some tolerate it well without specific treatment. Others require medications and possibly radiofrequency ablation, which is frequently curative. See your doctor for recommendations. ...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
Electrical behavior: Depending on what type of supraventricular tachycardia (svt) you have and whether treatment is chronic (every day prevention) or on an emergency basis, medication is available that either works by slowing down you heart rate overall or interferes with the transmission of electricity between your heart's upper and lower chambers thereby braking the cycle that allows svt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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