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Supraventricular tachycardia. What to do as a 19y athlete?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Get evaluated

You need to find out why you are having the tachycardia and whether it is truly supra-ventricular tachycardia (svt) before you continue engaging in high level athletics.
Many forms of svt can be treated and even "cured" so it is not worth the risk to continue sports until you know that it is safe to do so. See a cardiologist asap.

In brief: Get evaluated

You need to find out why you are having the tachycardia and whether it is truly supra-ventricular tachycardia (svt) before you continue engaging in high level athletics.
Many forms of svt can be treated and even "cured" so it is not worth the risk to continue sports until you know that it is safe to do so. See a cardiologist asap.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: It is potentially cu

Svt is potentially curable by a procedure called radiofrequency ablation.
Medications also can frequently keep the problem in check , however, in young pts. Especially athletes ablation is the preferred form of treatment. Have your doctor refer you to a cardiologist/electrophysiologist.

In brief: It is potentially cu

Svt is potentially curable by a procedure called radiofrequency ablation.
Medications also can frequently keep the problem in check , however, in young pts. Especially athletes ablation is the preferred form of treatment. Have your doctor refer you to a cardiologist/electrophysiologist.
Dr. John Szawaluk
Dr. John Szawaluk
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