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SVT: Everything you need to know

About


Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) is a condition of arrhythmia when heart beats too faster than the normal rhythm.


There are around 35 cases per 100,000 patients of SVT, with a prevalence of 2.25 cases per 1,000 in the general population.[1]



- Affects all ages
- It is of three types
- Most of the types of SVT are not dangerous and are not life-threatening
- Atrioventricular Node Re-Entrant Tachycardia (AVNRT) is common in women


Also called: Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) and atrial tachycardia


Symptoms


The symptoms mainly include a racing heart.


People may experience
Pain areas – chest
Palpitation (rapid heartbeat)
Chest discomfort
Shortness of breath
Feeling of being lightheaded or dizziness
Sweating
Pounding sensation in the neck
Fainting


Treatment


Self-Care: Taking a healthy diet, reducing stress, increasing physical activity, and avoiding certain substances that cause the abnormal heartbeat can help, and these substances are called triggers. These include alcohol, smoking, consuming diet pills, illegal drugs (cocaine and methamphetamines), caffeine, and over-the-counter decongestants.


Medications: Prescribed antiarrhythmic medication, beta-blockers, calcium channel agents.


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