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I am pregnant but have severe svt. Is it recommended that I get a c-section?

I am pregnant but have severe svt. Is it recommended that I get a c-section?

Ask cardiologist: Generally speaking....A vaginal delivery is easier on the heart than a c-section. If your SVT is worsened by exertion and exercise than you may do better with a c-section. If your SVT is controllable with medications than you may be able to have a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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If you have SVT while pregnant do you have to have a csection?

If you have SVT while pregnant do you have to have a csection?

No : It can be dealt with using medications before or during delivery as needed. Btw, the act of childbirth with "pushing" is very effective therapy for terminating an svt spell. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a csection if you suffer from svt. Is the epidural safe?

Probably: Cardiac issues are challenging during pregnancy. It really takes a team, including OB, anesthesia. cardiology and often a maternal-fetal-medicine physician. Fortunately, SVT is a relatively minor issue and can be treated effectively, quickly, if it occurs. You may want to have a discussion with your OB and cardiologist about what to expect. After delivery, consider ablation if it is offered. ...Read more

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Has anyone experience a patient having SVT during a csection? I'm afraid this will happen to me since I have svt?

Has anyone experience a patient having SVT during a csection? I'm afraid this will happen to me since I have svt?

Rarely: SVT can occur anytime during the pregnancy but especially in the last trimester. Fortunately, even for those with prior history of SVT, the incidence is low and the treatment is safe and effective. Sometimes episodes terminate on their own. SVT may happen during C-section but again this is uncommon and usually managed easily with no harm to mother or child. ...Read more

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What is SVT of the heart in pregnant woman?

What is SVT of the heart in pregnant woman?

SVT: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is the same in pregnant women as it is in any adult. The difference is not only does the woman have symptoms, the fetus may suffer as well. It is an abnormal fast heart beat, generally over 180, up to as high as 220-240. Preventive and therapeutic treatment is available for use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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30 year old pregnant female with SVT on 40 mg of sotalol/day. Also have a reversed cervical curve. Having pain where cartoid arteries are?

30 year old pregnant female  with SVT on 40 mg of sotalol/day. Also have a reversed cervical curve. Having pain where cartoid arteries are?

Probably ok: Carotodynia is an old fashioned term used to describe nonspecific aching in the carotid bulb region. Other than feeling uncomfortable there is probably no serious repercussions. If visual changes, speech changes, or motor deficits are occurring then the discomfort needs to be checked out immediately by a local physician. Otherwise i would observe and not treat. Good luck with your pregnancy! ...Read more

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Can I take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) during pregnancy to control my svt?

Yes, but maybe other: Beta blockers (of which, Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is one) are mostly category c during pregnancy. This means that there have been no studies in humans (why would any mother subject herself and fetus to such a study) but no evidence of harm. There are a few cat. B beta-bk: acebutalol and pindolol. May be better choices if can achieve control of rhythm. All choices are a matter of benefit vs risk of harm. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and diagnosed with svt. During a 24-hr holter test, my heart rate reached 130. I am concerned about being on propranerolol pregnant.?

Not that bad: Any med during preg is not good but as long as you have a close follow up with you OB & g and cardiologist. Uncommon to have svt at the heart rate of 130. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

Supraventricular tachycardia is a condition where the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not ...Read more