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What does it mean if you get left arm pain during attacks of svt?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: ? warning sign

Many patients experience vague chest pain with SVT however any symptom that may represent cardiac ischemia (angina) should be evaluated.
Think about it this way. Stress testing identifies blocked arteries in the heart by increasing the heart rate to uncover problems with the blood supply. With svt, the heart is essentially undergoing a stress test- if blocked arteries exist, symptoms may develop.

In brief: ? warning sign

Many patients experience vague chest pain with SVT however any symptom that may represent cardiac ischemia (angina) should be evaluated.
Think about it this way. Stress testing identifies blocked arteries in the heart by increasing the heart rate to uncover problems with the blood supply. With svt, the heart is essentially undergoing a stress test- if blocked arteries exist, symptoms may develop.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Time for a check

Pain can be caused simply because of the fast heartbeat, but may also be because there is a blockage in an artery that isn't allowing enough blood flow when the heart needs more because of the fast heartbeat.
The time to get it checked is when the symptoms occur. Don't wait.

In brief: Time for a check

Pain can be caused simply because of the fast heartbeat, but may also be because there is a blockage in an artery that isn't allowing enough blood flow when the heart needs more because of the fast heartbeat.
The time to get it checked is when the symptoms occur. Don't wait.
Dr. Diana Metzger
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