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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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I just had a Depo-Medrol steroid shot for dermatitis 1 hour ago. I have SVT & my heart has been racing with palpitations since I got it. What do I do?

Ask doc for med: This is a very common problem with high dose steroids. It is temporary, but with your history of SVT you need to ask your doctor to prescribe a short term medication to solve the problem-several exist. ...Read more

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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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Can you die from svt?

Can you die from svt?

Uncommon but yes: Yes if the heart rate is too fast & not treated for some time associated with drop in blood pressure. This can happen in a condition called wolf parkinson white syndrome. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of svt?

What are symptoms of svt?

Can vary: People with SVT usually feel a sensation of a racing heartbeat, or palpitations. Other symptoms can include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, or nausea. Rarely patients experience passing out, also called syncope. Generally these symptoms are sudden in their onset and termination. Interestingly, patients often complain of a fullness in the neck or an urge to urinate. ...Read more

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Can a person die from svt?

Very rare: This rhythm disturbance can be treated emergently by electrical cardioversion or drug therapy. It can be associated with WPW syndrome which can result in extremely fast heart rate and vascular collapse. Fortunately this condition can be cured by ablation therapy. In the majority of patients it doesn't cause severe symptoms and can be managed with medical therapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of svt?

Supravent tachy: Pounding heart, shortness of breath, chest pain, increased respirations, light-headedness, loss of consciousness may all occur. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from SVT?

SVT: If untreated people could die from prolonged or persistent svt. Because it causes hypotension, loss of consciousness, heart attack/stroke and death. ...Read more

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Could my sons untreated reflux be triggering svts?

Could my sons untreated reflux be triggering svts?

Svt trigger: Unlikely but if it is leading to stress it might be contributing, I don't think we can say for sure no... ...Read more

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Does atenolol cause svt?

Does atenolol cause svt?

Rarely: Generally, Atenolol suppresses SVT. In rare cases, it can affect your heart to make some types of SVT worse. Also, it can rarely speed up the heart rate, by slowing down certain parts of the hearts electrical system more than others. Lastly, withdrawal from atenolol can make SVT worse, so don't stop the medication too abruptly. See a heart rhythm specialist for treatment options and evaluation ...Read more

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What is the treatment of svt?

SVT: Supraventricular tachycardia. Beta blockers, digoxin and sometimes other anti arrhythmic medication. ...Read more

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Does an ablation for svt hurt?

Does an ablation for svt hurt?

Ablation: Read this for information:

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/atrial-fibrillation/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation

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Can stimulant drugs cause svt?

Yes and no: Stimulant drugs don't "cause" svt. To have svt there usually needs to ba an abnormal electrical circuit in the heart. However, stimulant drugs can sometimes cause extra beats, like pac's or pvc's which can trigger svt in someone who has this abnormal circuit. For this reason, they should be avoided if possible. However, the need for stimulant medications needs to be balanced against the side effec. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for svt?

You betcha: Many treatments. It depends on the severity and frequency of the svt and your age and general condition as well as other medical conditions you may have. You should discuss this with your primary care doc, possibly see a cardiologist, or, if necessary, an electrophysiologist for refractory cases. ...Read more

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Can a lithotripsy cause a svt?

Can a lithotripsy cause a svt?

Possible, but rare.: Shock wave lithotripsy (swl) is a technology that uses focused sound waves to fragment kidney stones. These impulses have been shown to cause some disturbances of heart rhythm, usually provoking premature beats. These machines are now "gated", meaning that a simultaneous ekg delivers pulses at the safest moment of the cardiac cycle. Svt with eswl has been described in the literature, but is rare. ...Read more

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What is the best drug treatment for svt?

Depends on the SVT: Svt (supraventricular tachycardia) is a generic term for rhythm disturbances originating in the top part of the heart. Typical medicines used to treat svt include beta blockers or calcium blockers. Some svts require more potent medications or an invasive procedure called ablation. The key is to capture and define the specific rhythm problem — that will dictate the treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can someone with SVT ride roller coasters?

Depends: This is a hard question to answer because it is individualized. Lots of people with svt lead full and active lives with few if any limitations on their activities. However, only *your* cardiologist can decide how safe it is for *you* to do things like riding roller coasters. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Cialis if you have SVT?

Is it safe to take Cialis if you have SVT?

Talk to cardiologist: Among other cardiac contraindications such as chest pain, heart failure, cardiomyopathy and Ventricular dysfunction there is also warning about "life threatening arrhythmias". Whether svt falls under category or not needs to be clarified by your cardiologist. As a precaution I will advise do NOT take Cialis without consulting cardiologist first. ...Read more

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Does homeopathy work to cure or control svt?

None Known: There are no proven homeopathic therapies for svt. ...Read more

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Could too much exercise/stress cause svt, etc?

Could too much exercise/stress cause svt, etc?

Yes: Giving adrenaline or exercising someone is often how we bring out an SVT. The circuitry may be arranged, in some people, such that an SVT can occur, but most people will never develop an SVT with exercise. Stress does the same thing. Exercising is important, and SVT's can be cured with catheter ablation procedures; therefore, you should see a heart rhythm specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I use diet pills if I was diagnosed with svt?

Can I use diet pills if I was diagnosed with svt?

Discouraged: Many "diet" pills are stimulants and stimulants can worsen or incite svt. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get SVT after having an ablation?

Is it possible to get SVT after having an ablation?

Maybe : If there is persistent tachycardia after an ablation either there is another arrhythmia focus or a recurrence of the same focus.

Repeat ep testing might be needed after the holter/event monitor documents the tachycardia. ...Read more

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Do sinus tach respond to vagal manoeuvres, or only SVTs?

Do sinus tach respond to vagal manoeuvres, or only SVTs?

See below.: With sinus tachy, a vagal maneuver will cause the HR to slow gradually. With release, the HR will gradually return to its original rate. With SVT, vagal stimulation will not slow the HR unless is suddenly breaks to normal rhythm. The rate then suddenly drops from, say 170, to ...Read more

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How serious is SVT if someone had chemical cardioversion?

How serious is SVT if someone had chemical cardioversion?

Not usually serious: That type of rhythm problem is usually more of a nusance than serious. It can at times be hard to treat as far as preventing recurrences but except for the nusance aspect is usually pretty benign. It would be helpful to know the exact mechaism of the rhythm problem and the heart rate in answering your question. ...Read more

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What's the difference between SVT and paroxysmal SVT (psvt)?

Recurrence: Svt is typically used to describe a type of rapid heart beat that is related to a type of "wiring" problem in the heart. If a patient has more than one episode (which is typical), is referred to as paroxysmal svt. ...Read more

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