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How fast can your heart get during svt?

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Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: 150 beats or more

Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) commonly has 150 beats per minute and may approach up to 300 in extreme cases.
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: 150 beats or more

Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) commonly has 150 beats per minute and may approach up to 300 in extreme cases.
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.
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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 250+

Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is a type of abnormal heart rhythm with an excessively elevated heart rate.
It is characterized by a heart rate of 150 or more beats per minute, with reports of heart rates as high as 300 beats per minute in some cases.

In brief: 250+

Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is a type of abnormal heart rhythm with an excessively elevated heart rate.
It is characterized by a heart rate of 150 or more beats per minute, with reports of heart rates as high as 300 beats per minute in some cases.
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Age dependent

To add to the discussion, newborns with svt will almost always be at least 240, often up to 300.

In brief: Age dependent

To add to the discussion, newborns with svt will almost always be at least 240, often up to 300.
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