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Is an episode of SVT the same as a heart attack?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not a heart attack
Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is a rapid heart rate of 150 beats per minute, or higher. It is not a heart attack.
A patient may feel he has a pounding heart (while not exercising). He may also be short of breath, breathing fast, feeling dizzy, and sometimes faint. If he has these symptoms for the first time, he should not drive himself to the hospital, but should call 911 for an ambulance.

In brief: Not a heart attack
Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is a rapid heart rate of 150 beats per minute, or higher. It is not a heart attack.
A patient may feel he has a pounding heart (while not exercising). He may also be short of breath, breathing fast, feeling dizzy, and sometimes faint. If he has these symptoms for the first time, he should not drive himself to the hospital, but should call 911 for an ambulance.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: SVT
No. Svt is a supra ventricular tachycardia meaning the arrhythmia arises from the upper chambers of the heart.
It is not the same as a heart attack.

In brief: SVT
No. Svt is a supra ventricular tachycardia meaning the arrhythmia arises from the upper chambers of the heart.
It is not the same as a heart attack.
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Set heart attack
no, set is a fast rhythm problem, heart attack is the death of a region in your heart muscle due to the obstruction of your coronary arteries

In brief: Set heart attack
no, set is a fast rhythm problem, heart attack is the death of a region in your heart muscle due to the obstruction of your coronary arteries
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