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

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 is referred to as paroxysmal svt. ...Read more

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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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PSVT vs SVT vs VT what is the differences among them and which one is Bad ?

VT is very bad: Hi! SVT can be dangerous, but usually not as dangerous as VT. PSVT just means that the patient has bouts ("paroxysms") of SVT. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old female with SVT and psvt--why does alcohol affect me negatively?

See below: Alcohol serves as an irritant to heart muscle and can lead to atrial arrythymias. Long term heavy alcohol use can cause heart dysfunction/cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate SVT and psvt, when 12 lead ECG showing as like as svt?

How can I differentiate SVT and psvt, when 12 lead ECG showing as like as svt?

No difference: The ekg would look the same. Most people tend to use the terms psvt and svt interchangeably. ...Read more

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Hi. Im 16 and have psvt(svt) and was wondering is that normal? They gave me vitamins and sent me on my way. Will this hurt my heart? Goes up to 150bpm

Possibly: This may be a sign of an abnormal conduction system in the heart. Sometimes, the ekg will reveal evidence to suggest this but in many cases, the ekg will only show the abnormality during the svt. Sometimes, it is only possible to detect the abnormality by doing provocative procedures, or in the electrophysiology laboratory. It there is an abnormality of the conduction system is may be curable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about being diagnosed with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (psvt?

Sure: It's common and treatable. Stay in touch with your doctor. Here's a reference: http://books.google.com/books?id=YJtodBwNxokC&pg=PA84&lpg=PA84&dq=Mayo+PSVT&source=bl&ots=mmm5Hj5_WH&sig=V-IxbyGMznX7-kQRwg0pOdUV7q4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Ta2nU_unNNK9oQSdwYL4AQ&ved=0CFEQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Mayo%20PSVT&f=false ...Read more

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What is the difference between SVT and a fib? Can you have both?

Two different issues: Svt is a common usually "solitary " form of short circuit that can happen at any age, often in women .There several forms of svt . Now afib is a different can of worms - this is a more complex arrhythmia that may be related to structural heart abnormalities or endocrine problems . There are patients that need blood thinners. Patients can have both but it's not common. Definitely visit your doc. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell the difference between svt and sinus tachycardia on loop monitor? Heart rate gets up to 180bpm laying in bed

Can a doctor tell the difference between svt and sinus tachycardia on loop monitor? Heart rate gets up to 180bpm laying in bed

Yes: The way sinus tachycardia looks on an ECG printout or monitor looks much different than SVT and that's how we even distinguish between the two. Have you actually had a discussion with the ordering physician regarding your results or a discussion with a cardiologist so that your questions can be answered in a more comprehensive way? ...Read more

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