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Supra ventricular tachycardia

Supra ventricular tachycardia

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Supra ventricular tachycardia

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is an abnormal heart rhythm arising from improper electrical activity of the heart. It is a type of rapid heart rhythm originating at or above the atrioventricular node. It can be contrasted with the potentially more dangerousventricular tachycardias—rapid rhythms that originate within the ventricular tissue.

Although SVT can be due to any supraventricular cause, the term usually refers to a specific example, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), two common types being atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia and AV nodal reentrant tachycardia. In the older population atrial fibrillation becomes a common type of supraventricular arrhythmias—though it is typically considered separately.

In general, SVT is caused by one of two mechanisms: re-entry and automaticity. Re-entry (such as AV nodal reentrant tachycardia and atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia) often presents with an almost immediate increase in heart rate. Someone experiencing this type of PSVT may feel the heart rate accelerate from 60 to 200 beats per minute or more. Typically, it reverts to normal just as suddenly.

In "automaticity" types of SVT (atrial tachycardia, junctional ectopic tachycardia), there is more typically a gradual increase and decrease in the heart rate. These are due to an area in the heart that generates its own electrical signal.

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Basic information:

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/supraventricular-tachycardia-overview web md supraventricular tachycardia - topic overview

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/supraventricular-tachycardia/pages/causes.aspx nhs uk supraventricular tachycardia

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/conditions_treatments/conditions/supraventricular_tachycardia.html hopkins medical center supraventricular tachycardia

http://www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/directory/s/supraventricular-tachycardia bupa supraventricular tachycardia

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ecg-library/svt/ life in the fast lane supraventricular tachycardia

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000183.htm medline paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (psvt)

https://stanfordhealthcare.org/medical-conditions/blood-heart-circulation/supraventricular-tachycardia.html stanford health centre supraventricular tachycardia

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/cardiovascular-disorders/arrhythmias-and-conduction-disorders/reentrant-supraventricular-tachycardias merck manuals(professional version) reentrant supraventricular tachycardias

http://www.heartracing.com/physicians/supraventricular.tachycardia.asp heart tracing supraventricular tachycardia

http://www.healthline.com/health/paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-psvt health line paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (psvt)

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthtopics/content.asp?hwid=ps1684 health link bc supraventricular tachycardia

https://myhealth.alberta.ca/health/pages/conditions.aspx?hwid=ps1684 my health alberta supraventricular tachycardias

http://www.kidshealth.org.nz/supraventricular-tachycardia-svt kids health supraventricular tachycardias

http://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/articles/paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-psvt university of maryland medical center paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (psvt)

 

Advanced information:

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/supraventricular_tachycardia/article_em.htm emedicine health supraventricular tachycardia

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/156670-overview medscape paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia

http://patient.info/in/health/supraventricular-tachycardia patient supraventricular tachycardia

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p942.html common types of supraventricular tachycardia: diagnosis and management by randall a. colucci, do, mph, ohio university college of osteopathic medicine, athens, ohio mitchell j. silver, do, mcconnell heart hospital, columbus, ohio jay shubrook, do, ohio university college of osteopathic medicine, athens, ohio am fam physician. 2010 oct 15;82(8):942-952.

http://www.practicalclinicalskills.com/supraventricular-tachycardia practical clinical skills supraventricular tachycardia

http://radiopaedia.org/articles/fetal-supraventricular-tachycardia radiopedia fetal supraventricular tachycardia

 

Research:

kabade sd, sheikh s, periyadka b. anaesthetic management of a case of wolff-parkinson-white syndrome. indian j anaesth [serial online] 2011 [cited 2016 jun 22];55:381-3. available from: http://www.ijaweb.org/text.asp?2011/55/4/381/84868

meissner a, stifoudi i, weismüller p, schrage mo, maagh p, christ m, butz t, trappe hj, plehn g. sustained high quality of life in a 5-year long term follow-up after successful ablation for supra-ventricular tachycardia. results from a large retrospective patient cohort. int j med sci 2009; 6(1):28-36. doi:10.7150/ijms.6.28. available from http://www.medsci.org/v06p0028.htm

kirpekar c v, faye d a, gawande s, tadke r, bhave s h. clozapine induced supra ventricular tachycardia. indian j psychol med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2016 jun 22];37:254-5. available from: http://www.ijpm.info/text.asp?2015/37/2/254/155685

http://www.scopemed.org/fulltextpdf.php?mno=174994 arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia: a rare case report from tribal zone of central india by prakash khunte, pradeep beck, bajrang basal int j res med sci. 2015 apr;3(4):1025-1029 doi: 10.5455/2320-6012.ijrms20150445

http://cardiology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2527088 jama cardiology clinical guidelines synopsis | july 2016 acute treatment of patients with supraventricular tachycardia by sana m. al-khatib, md, mhs1; richard l. page, md jama cardiol. 2016;1(4):483-485. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2016.1483.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc4295736/ ochsner j. 2014 winter; 14(4): 586–595. pmcid: pmc4295736 current trends in supraventricular tachycardia management by daniel sohinki, md and owen a. obel, md

http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=2443667 2015 acc/aha/hrs guideline for the management of adult patients with supraventricular tachycardiaa report of the american college of cardiology/american heart association task force on clinical practice guidelines and the heart rhythm society by richard l. page, md, facc, faha, fhrs et al., j am coll cardiol. 2016;67(13):e27-e115. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.08.856

http://clinical.diabetesjournals.org/content/33/3/146 supraventricular tachycardia with underlying atrial flutter in a diabetic ketoacidosis patient by taha a. faruqi et al., clinical diabetes 2015 jul; 33(3): 146-149. http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/diaclin.33.3.146

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s0914508713000403 the supraventricular tachycardias: proposal of a diagnostic algorithm for the narrow complex tachycardias by carmelo buttà, md journal of cardiology volume 61, issue 4, april 2013, pages 247–255 doi:10.1016/j.jjcc.2012.11.008

http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/content/92/1/140.full supraventricular tachycardia in pregnancy by k. robins* and g. lyons br. j. anaesth. (2004) 92 (1):140-143.doi: 10.1093/bja/aeh004

 

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