What is super ventricular tachycardia and how is it treated?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A higher then normal heart rate, it can be treated with medication. Please be sure to follow your Dr's advice and when in doubt always get a 2nd, 3rd or 4th opinion. The medication will slow the heart rate down. Best Wishes and Happy Holidays.

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  • Gary S
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    1 decade ago

    Supra Ventricular Tachycardia is an abnormally fast heart rate usually above 150 beats per minute. The heart has certain natural pacemakers that control the heart rate. Any heart muscle has the ability to be a pacemaker of the heart. In Supra Ventricular Tachycardia a pacemake above the ventricles suddenly takes over the pacing of the heart and makes the heart beat very fast.

    There are many conditions that will cause this problem and a cadiologist needs to figure out what that cause is. Some treatments are, medications, electric cardioversion, and surgical intervention called ablation, which the cardiologist performs. After an ablation the person does not have the problem anymore.

    Source(s): ER Nurse
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you mean supravetricular tachycardia...

    this is a tachycardia (increased heart rate) caused by increase in either the pacemaker rate or the atriventricular node. furthermore a supraventricular tachycardia can be caused by several etiologies like a problem in the purkinjie fibers, WPW (communication between the ventricle and the atrium), increased sympathetic stimulation...

    for treatment you should take medications that block or increase the conduction time... (Calcium channel blockers like dihydropyridine) and take beta blockers to increase myocardial survival and decrease heart stimulation... other medications can also be administered depending on you medical history...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Episodes of rapid heart beat origninating in the atrium rather than the ventricle. If this is a common occurrence drugs are available to control it.

  • Kelly
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    dont worry ive been under anesthetic plenty of times, there is no risk at all, u wake up a bit dazed and confused sometimes sick, but there is no risk at all, all doctors on this degree of operation will be experienced and know what they are doing, trust me.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    characterized by rapid beating of the heart can be treated with cardiac drugs about the drugs ask your cardiologist.

  • 1 decade ago

    >140-160 bpm. verapamil, esmolol, EPS +/- RFA, cardioversion, pacing

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