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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


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What can I do to tell if my baby boy has svt?

What can I do to tell if my baby boy has svt?

Check the heart rate: The heart rate of a baby with SVT is much faster than a normal heart rate, often as high as 300 beats per minute. This rate is faster than you can count. Rather than trying to count the heart rate, i recommend feeling your baby's heart a few times a day to know what is typical. During SVT it is so much faster that most parents can easily tell the difference. ...Read more

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How can I tell of my taccycardia is svt?

How can I tell of my taccycardia is svt?

Svt: best to ask your doc. An ECG obtained during your tachycardia will be necessary. Thus might be done with an ECG, Holter or event recorder, rarely an ILR. ...Read more

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They want to put a lup recorder in my chest only has three SVT episodes in a year. Isn't this extreme? What will it tell us? Wore holster and nothing.

They want to put a lup recorder in my chest only has three SVT episodes in a year. Isn't this extreme? What will it tell us? Wore holster and nothing.

More information: Unfortunately it is not uncommon for a holter to not show anything in the time frame it looks at.. Likewise the longer recorder might not either , but longer times of observation are more likely to capture an arrhythmia. ...Read more

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How can you tell which kind of an SVT someone has? Is ECG enough to see it? Thanks

How can you tell which kind of an SVT someone has? Is ECG enough to see it?  Thanks

No : An ECG is perfect if you happen to catch the svt during the 6 second tracing. For instance, if you have svt, rush to the er, and they do an ecg, they can diagnose the exact type of svt easily. Otherwise, you need a prolonged period of monitoring to see a sample of the suspect rhythm. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a panic attack and SVT attack?

How to tell the difference between a panic attack and SVT attack?

Heart monitor: If you wear heart monitor , if it is svt it will show, if it is panic attack, it will show nl heart rate with attack. ...Read more

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Is it safe to suddenly stop taking my 40 mg of sotalol for SVT ? I want to breastfeed my 2 weeek old baby and wasnt sure of the risks?

Is it safe to suddenly stop taking my 40 mg of sotalol for SVT ?  I want to breastfeed my 2 weeek old baby and wasnt sure of the risks?

Communication: ask the pediatrician to talk to the cardiologist and/or the doctor who originally put you on the medication. The data is sparse on breast milk and baby. The danger for your heart needs a cardiologist. Baby does better if mommy stays out of the hospital. Don't just stop Sotatol without talking to the doctors that care for you and your baby. ...Read more

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