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What's the difference between SVT and paroxysmal SVT (psvt)?
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Recurrence
Svt is typically used to describe a type of rapid heart beat that is related to a type of "wiring" problem in the heart.
If a patient has more than one episode (which is typical), is is referred to as paroxysmal svt.

In brief: Recurrence
Svt is typically used to describe a type of rapid heart beat that is related to a type of "wiring" problem in the heart.
If a patient has more than one episode (which is typical), is is referred to as paroxysmal svt.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Francis Kempf
Usually they are one and the same - though there are some people who don't have paroxysmal SVT - they have automatic arrhythmias.
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
In brief: Paroxysmal SVT
Paroxysmal simply means that the SVT starts and stops on its own.
It s a more specific description suggesting the characteristics of the SVT.

In brief: Paroxysmal SVT
Paroxysmal simply means that the SVT starts and stops on its own.
It s a more specific description suggesting the characteristics of the SVT.
Dr. Warren Foster
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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine
In brief: Paroxysmal
Paroxysmal means it is not constant it happens as attacks of svt off an on.

In brief: Paroxysmal
Paroxysmal means it is not constant it happens as attacks of svt off an on.
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