Supraventricular Tachycardia (cont.)
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When to Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you are having fluttering in your chest (palpitations) that persists and does not go away quickly or if you have frequent palpitations.
If you have a pacemaker
Call your doctor right away if you have symptoms that could mean your device is not working properly, such as:
If you have a fast heart rate and you have symptoms that may be caused by the fast heart rate, watchful waiting is not appropriate. See your doctor.
Who to See
Health professionals who can evaluate symptoms of a fast or irregular heartbeat include:
Most people with supraventricular tachycardia need to see a cardiologist or electrophysiologist for follow-up care.
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