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What are the causes of supraventricular tachycardia?

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Dr. Steven Shayani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief:

Hardening of the arteries, heart failure, thyroid disease, pneumonia, chronic lung disease, pulmonary embolism, pericarditis, stress, substance abuse, smoking and/or too much caffeine could all cause supraventricular tachycardia.

In brief:

Hardening of the arteries, heart failure, thyroid disease, pneumonia, chronic lung disease, pulmonary embolism, pericarditis, stress, substance abuse, smoking and/or too much caffeine could all cause supraventricular tachycardia.
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Dr. Howard Min
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Short circuit

Classic svt (supraventricular tachycardia) also known as av nodal reentrant tachycardia, is a condition in which there is an extra "wire" connecting the top and bottom parts of the heart, leading to "short circuits" and intermittent rapid heart rhythms.
However, svt can also be used to describe any fast heart rhythm coming from the top part of the heart. These can be normal or abnormal rhythms.

In brief: Short circuit

Classic svt (supraventricular tachycardia) also known as av nodal reentrant tachycardia, is a condition in which there is an extra "wire" connecting the top and bottom parts of the heart, leading to "short circuits" and intermittent rapid heart rhythms.
However, svt can also be used to describe any fast heart rhythm coming from the top part of the heart. These can be normal or abnormal rhythms.
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