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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 is the best drug treatment for svt?

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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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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What propranolol dosage should typically be given for SVT treatment? How many times to take daily?

Svt: Should discuss with your doc, more info needed. An average dose of 20mg, twice or three times a day for a 70kg person could be a start dose. ...Read more

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Svt--can dental treatment be done?

Absolutely: You are most probably one medication(s) to keep your heart rate controlled. It is advisable to ensure you Dentist knows about your cardiac condition. Often, the Dentist will then use a local anesthetic that does not contain epinephrine. This local anesthetic doe snot last as long, but multiple injections can be done to ensure you are profoundly numb for the entire procedure. ...Read more

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24holter: pacs-974pvc-7 no svt/vt.Frequent dizziness correlates w/pac's. Is this a harmess finding, and what is the treatment?

24holter: pacs-974pvc-7 no svt/vt.Frequent dizziness correlates w/pac's. Is this a harmess finding, and what is the treatment?

PACs: Pacs usually do not cause symptoms. But there are rare situations. Follow-up with the doctor who ordered the holter. ...Read more

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Treatment for frequent Vasovagal attacks? I'm on propranolol 20 mg 2x daily for SVT & keep having these attacks.

Treatment for frequent Vasovagal attacks? I'm on propranolol 20 mg 2x daily for SVT & keep having these attacks.

See your doctor: I suggest seeing the doctor who prescribed the propranolol. Propranolol can lower the heart rate and cause fainting just like a vasovagal attack. They can evaluate your heart rate, rhythm and blood pressure and see if your current dose is appropriate. ...Read more

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Symptomatic wolf Parkinson's white treatment? Why not beta blockers for the svt?

Wpw: We usually recommend ablation in symptomatic WPW svt. There is potential for cure, and if the patient is young can obviate a lifetime of meds and symptomatic tachyarrhythmia. ...Read more

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Just dx'd with svt. What are the main causes? What are long term effects on heart and body? Currently seeing cardiologist for treatment.

Just dx'd with svt. What are the main causes?  What are long term effects on heart and body?  Currently seeing cardiologist for treatment.

Complex: Usually it is caused by an electrical abnormality in the atria . It can be dangerous if it causes the heart to beat too long. But the. Patient would definitely feel it and know something is wrong. When the heart beats in svt for a long time there is a risk of heart failure or even cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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