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Diag w/super ventricular tachycardia? Should I be concerned?

By Anonymous August 30, 2017 - 8:22am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

What has your cardiologist said about your case?

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), also called paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, is defined as an abnormally fast heartbeat. It's a broad term that includes many forms of heart rhythm problems (heart arrhythmias) that originate above the ventricles (supraventricular) in the atria or AV node.

Most people with rare episodes of supraventricular tachycardia live healthy lives without restrictions or interventions. For others, treatment and lifestyle changes can often control or eliminate rapid heartbeats.

Supraventricular tachycardia becomes a problem when it occurs frequently and is ongoing, particularly if you have heart damage or other coexisting medical problems.

Over time, untreated and frequent episodes of supraventricular tachycardia may weaken the heart and lead to heart failure, particularly if you have other coexisting medical conditions.

In extreme cases, an episode of supraventricular tachycardia may cause unconsciousness or cardiac arrest.


August 30, 2017 - 8:55am
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