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12 Treatments for Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia

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Overview

Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is a faster-than-normal heart rate. The term paroxysmal means that it only happens from time to time. In the case of PSVT, the rapid heart rate can last from a few minutes to several hours. PSVT is a[read article]

Tests for Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia

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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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An intracardiac electrophysiology study is a minimally invasive procedure that helps cardiologists diagnose heart rhythm problems, which are also known as arrhythmi...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A Holter monitor is a small of portable, battery-powered medical device that measures the heart's activity such as rate and rhythm). This testing is ordered wh...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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Medical Procedures for Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia

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Cardiac ablation is a procedure performed by a cardiologist , a doctor who specializes in heart problems. It involves threading catheters (long, flexible wires) thr...  More
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Cardioversion is a procedure that can correct an irregular heart rhythm. An irregular heartbeat is also known as an arrhythmia . An arrhythmia occurs when the elect...  More
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Catheter Ablation of Heart
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Stimulation of Carotid Sinus
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Surgical Procedures for Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia

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A pacemaker is an electrical device. It is implanted under your skin to help manage irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias. Modern pacemakers consist of two parts....  More
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Prescribed Medications for Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia

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FLECAINIDE (FLEK a nide) is an antiarrhythmic drug. This medicine is used to prevent irregular heart rhythm. It can also slow down fast heartbeats called tachycardi...  More
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Self Care for Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia

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Valsalva Maneuver
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