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Is there a cure for repeated spells of svt?

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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Svt

For most yes, it is catheter ablation.

In brief: Svt

For most yes, it is catheter ablation.
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Because most so called SVT is the result of an extra piece of "wiring" in the heart, this extra piece of wiring can be ablated (destroyed) which stops the SVT from recurring.

In brief: Yes

Because most so called SVT is the result of an extra piece of "wiring" in the heart, this extra piece of wiring can be ablated (destroyed) which stops the SVT from recurring.
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Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology

In brief: Svt

Catheter ablation in good hands is very successful and often a curative procedure

In brief: Svt

Catheter ablation in good hands is very successful and often a curative procedure
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
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Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

If medications are not successful in controlling symptoms without intolerable side effects, there is another option: ablation.
This is done by an electrophysiologist (electrician of the heart). Catheters are placed through veins into the heart, abnormal pathways identified, and blocked with microwave or cryogenic burns. While not foolproof, do significantly reduce recurrences of arrhythmias.

In brief: Yes

If medications are not successful in controlling symptoms without intolerable side effects, there is another option: ablation.
This is done by an electrophysiologist (electrician of the heart). Catheters are placed through veins into the heart, abnormal pathways identified, and blocked with microwave or cryogenic burns. While not foolproof, do significantly reduce recurrences of arrhythmias.
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