Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia

About "Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia"

Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is a board term used to describe many forms of heart arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythm), where the heart beats too fast, which originates above the ventricles of the heart. The types are atrial tachycardia and atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia. The symptoms include palpitations, dyspnea, sweating, fluttering in your chest, chest tightness, rapid pulse, and anxiety.

Related Terms: Arrhythmias, ECG, Atrial Fibrillation, Holter Monitor, Tachycardia, Anxiety, Electrocardiogram

Recently Answered Questions


Suddenly, I start feeling dizziness, pressure in the chest, and weakness. Why?
Query: Hi doctor,I am 33. Sometimes, out of nowhere, I start feeling dizzy, pressure in the chest with heavy breathing and weak legs and hands. Sometimes, I have headaches. No arm or chest pain. It was happening to me when I lay down and now it happens when I am standing too. I took medicine for acid reflu...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can be cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. Blood pressure falls during these episodes and one has dizziness, fainting, chest pain or disc...  Read Full »
 
My heart suddenly starts beating fast but reports are normal. Can you help?
Query: Hello doctor,My heart suddenly starts beating very fast from the last three years. My echo and ECG are always normal. Nowadays, I can feel the chest pain and some kind of picking in my right arm. My thyroid test is also normal. I do not know what to do. Doctors here do not know what my actual proble...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can be cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. How much is your hemoglobin? Have you ever counted your pulse rate during the episodes? H...  Read Full »
 
I felt as if my heart stopped beating. Could this be a panic attack symptom?
Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to know if you could answer one question for me. I experienced an episode that lasted roughly about two to three minutes where I felt that I could not seem to catch my breath and it felt as if my heart had stopped beating. I checked my heart rate roughly three minutes after t...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can be a cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. And one may get symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain or heaviness, dizziness, etc. ...  Read Full »
 
Why is the heart having rapid, uncontrollable pounding?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old, and my heart is having episodes of rapid, uncontrollable pounding which is giving me shortness of breath and faintness. This has only started recently with my first episode giving me tunnel vision. What should I do?  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can be a cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. Blood pressure falls during these episodes, and one has dizziness, fainting, blackouts, some...  Read Full »
 
What could be the reason for increased heart rate of my pregnant wife?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 34 weeks pregnant. She has known tachycardia and had an unsuccessful ablation at 11 years old. Around six weeks ago, using pulse oximeter I have at home, I noticed her resting heart rate had dramatically increased. It went from an average of around 100 to around 130 and 140, so...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tachycardia, which she had, was mostly probably PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or other SVT (supraventricular tachycardia), which are usually episodic in nature. So, the reading which you had of 123 was probably not due to her old heart problem PSVT, but ...  Read Full »
 
Is Electrophysiological study necessary for heartbeat irregularities?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male, and I have a heart condition from when I was three years old. My heartbeats get very fast all of a sudden. What is the name of my heart problem? The ECG report was not normal. I am taking ayurvedic medicines for this problem. A doctor told me to get a surgery ...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your heart condition is a cardiac arrhythmia, which is called PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia), in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. The blood pressure falls during these episodes, and one has dizziness, fainting, bla...  Read Full »
 
What will be the reason for headache, chest pain and dizziness?
Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I am suffering from sudden, severe headaches, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, difficulty in balance and blurring of vision often. Why?  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two possibilities. One is anxiety episodes, and the other one is cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. Do you have any palpitations ...  Read Full »
 
I felt sharp pain in my chest while gardening. Is there any danger?
Query: Hello doctor, I was working in the garden planting and suddenly my heartbeat bet so strong and fast and I felt a sharp pain in my chest. It lasted for about three minutes. I went and did a stress test. I did not feel any pain, only a small short pain in the end that did not even last and was more o...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Was there any recurrence of this event? If yes, how frequently? This can be a cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which the heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. The blood pressure fall...  Read Full »
 
I am concerned about the palpitations episode. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,Earlier at work, I experienced the most bizarre episode of palpitations I can remember. I do find them to occur fairly regularly once in every couple of days. Today, however, rather than just the one small bubbling and skipping feeling, it happened in sequences shortly one after the other ...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two possibilities like heart issues and even anxiety related. It is likely to be a cardiac arrhythmia like premature complexes, PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation. We first need to find out the cause, and so yo...  Read Full »
 
My aortic valve is leaky, and I have pain in my chest and jaws. Should I be concerned?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41 year old, and since the past five years, I have had some heart issues. I was hospitalized for SVT, five years back. The medications had it under control for a while, but I got older, a little bit heavier, and had some life changes, so things changed. It was also recommended that...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I think you should upload your reports like the echocardiogram to know the severity of aortic regurgitation, and electrocardiography to know what kind of SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) it was. It will give a better idea if it is PSVT (paroxysmal supraventr...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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