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Can someone tell me what's supraventricular tachycardia?

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Dr. John Charpie
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Arrhythmia

Supraventricular tachycardia is a general term for a group of rhythm disturbances involving the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) where the upper chambers beat abnormally fast relative to the lower pumping chambers (ventricles).

In brief: Arrhythmia

Supraventricular tachycardia is a general term for a group of rhythm disturbances involving the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) where the upper chambers beat abnormally fast relative to the lower pumping chambers (ventricles).
Dr. John Charpie
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Rhythm disturbance

The heart normally initiates its rhythm from a tiny group of specialized cells in the right atrium called the sinus node.
When the rhythm begins elsewhere in one of the atria and propagates at a rapid rate (usually 180 to 220 beats per minute), it's called a supraventricular (arising above the ventricles) tachycardia (heart rate of >100).

In brief: Rhythm disturbance

The heart normally initiates its rhythm from a tiny group of specialized cells in the right atrium called the sinus node.
When the rhythm begins elsewhere in one of the atria and propagates at a rapid rate (usually 180 to 220 beats per minute), it's called a supraventricular (arising above the ventricles) tachycardia (heart rate of >100).
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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