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Supraventricular Tachycardia (cont.)

Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT, PSVT) Causes

Paroxysmal (also termed sporadic) supraventricular tachycardia usually occurs without other symptoms. However, it may be associated with a number of medical conditions, such as the following:

PSVT may also occur as a side effect of medications such as digitalis, asthma medications, or cold remedies.

In some cases, the cause of PSVT is unknown. PSVT is the most common arrhythmia in infants, children, and pregnant females.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/17/2016

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Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia »

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), a common clinical condition, is any tachyarrhythmia that requires only atrial and/or atrioventricular (AV) nodal tissue for its initiation and maintenance.

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