What is the difference between wpw and svt - Doctor answers
No, no, and no!: The best treatment for symptomatic WPW is radiofrequency catheter ablation. Even allopathic drugs are not usually an adequate treatment. Wpw is potentially serious with heart rates of 220-300 or more and curable. Don't mess with it. Svt can be handled with medication in many cases or ablation when meds fail or aren't tolerated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have symptomatic WPW syndrome (episode SVT about once a year), I take medications all the time, can I fly commercial airplane (3 hours)?
Kristalose 20 grams 2 x daily for constipation. Is this safe and a good dose? Any side effects? I have SVT/WPW syndrome.
Constipation: Constipation in an otherwise healthy person is usually due to inadequate fiber and fluid intake, and is especially prevalent in Western society due to the widespread use of processed foods combined with a high intake of non-vegetarian foods. Adding fiber supplements e.g. Benefiber, Metamucil, Konsyl and Aloe Vera helps. Lactulose also helps by fighting the colon's effort to dehydrate the stool. ...Read more
1 yr ago I had SVT episode, my pulse went to 195. I went to ER & they just discharged me bc it went back 2 norm. Now on beta blockersfor wpw. Ok?
Preexitation: Syndrome or wolf-parkinson-white. This is an aberrant accessory conduction pathway of the electric stimulation from the upper chambers (atria) to the lower chambers (ventricle), a short cut and it fires up pulse goes up. I am a surgeon, thus I would suggest see a cardiologist as a definitive treatment in form of rf ablation does exist. Keep living as a normal person! ...Read more
2months ago my 20 yr son had ablation for wpw. He is still symptomatic. He wore a 21 day monitor. Diangosis paroxysmal svt, hr hi 203, he's 20. Serious?
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.
Please see ep doc soon. ...Read more
On propranolol 20 mg 2x a day for SVT (wpw), &hbp. I need one that lasts longer but can't take er. Toprol (metoprolol) was to strong even at 25 mg. Any suggestion?
Switch propranolol?: You need to discuss your problem with the physician (p) who is prescribing your Propranolol to you. It is best for p, who knows your history and you best, to make any changes in cardiac therapy, especially for a patient with a svt. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flecamide: This is a dangerous medicine but used in what you have as untested it may be more dangerous. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
How dangerous is Fleccanide? My doctor mentioned possibly putting me on it. Is it better for my SVT than Nadolol or propranolol? I have WPW syndrome.
High: Fleccanide is most dangerous out of antiarrythmic drugs. But it can be used as last resort under close supervision. It may cause VT or V fib. It is not recommend routinely. ...Read more
Ekg- extremely short pr interval, delta wave, & many bouts of sinus tachycardia 150 bpm+ but no svt. Is that enough for WPW diagnosis?
No not enough: As electrophysiology would be needed to say for sure...Talk to an electrophysiologist. ...Read more
Blood pressure has been 120/45-50 recently. Is this concerning? Could it be heart failure? I have WPW syndrome and on propranolol to control SVT.
Ok: This BP is ok. I'm frequently asked about "my diastolic BP being too low". Usually it's inconsequential-even factitious due to inadequacy of many home BP monitoring kits to take diastolic BPs. I usually don't get hot and bothered by pts "low" diastolic BPs-only the high ones (ie over 90. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
SVT, WPW, Afib: Svt or supraventricular tachycardia is a condition in which the upper chamber of the heart causes the heart to beat very fast. Wpw or wolf parkinson white syndrome is a condition where te heart has a propensity to abnormal electrical conduction that may predispose people to have svt, atrial fibrillation (where the upper chamber of the heart beats chaotically), or other heart rhythm issues. ...Read more
Similar-different: Both originate with the "pace-maker" in the right atrium. In svt, it leads to a sinus rhythm over 100-140 beats per min (bpm). Atrial flutter is a specific type of svt that causes (by definition) an atrial rate of around 300 bpm. Depending on the electrical conduction of that heart, it will lead to a ventricular rate of some multiple of 300 (150, 100, 75, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the main difference between SVT and sinus tachcardia on an ECG and how are they distinguished?
SVT is abnormal: Sinus rhythm is normal pacemaker activity in the heart. Tachycardia means the heart rate is going fast. SVT stands for "supra ventricular tachycardia", which is an abnormal fast heart rhythm, that can cause symptoms of palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, or chest pain. Sinus tachycardia is thus a fast heart beat in response to your bodies natural signals. See EP cardiologist for svt. ...Read more