SVT - Supraventricular Tachycardia

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Quiz: Do You Understand Supraventricular Tachycardia?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

There are three main types of supraventricular tachycardia.

Explanation:
There are four main types of SVT: atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
2

One of the most common symptoms of supraventricular tachycardia is palpitations.

Explanation:
One of the most common symptoms of supraventricular tachycardia is palpitations. If you experience palpitations, your physician or cardiologist may recommend an electrocardiogram to establish whether your symptoms are an accentuation of a normal heart rhythm or something more serious.
3

Most patients will have SVT for a number of years before they seek medical attention - they get used to living with it.

Explanation:
SVT is usually caused by a microscopic fibre in the top part of the heart. In some cases, patients even have to come to the emergency room because the arrhythmia will not stop. Most patients will have SVT for a number of years before they seek medical attention - they get used to living with it.
4

Medications for SVT work about 50 percent of the time.

Explanation:
Some patients may benefit from taking medication. This works about 70 percent of the time, but patients have to take it every day to prevent an occurrence of arrhythmia that might happen only once a month.
5

Catheter ablation is a procedure that can be effective in treating SVT.

Explanation:
Catheter ablation is a procedure that can be effective in treating SVT. The success rate of catheter ablation is between 90 and 95 percent, with a complication rate of one to two percent.

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