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Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT, PSVT) Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments Topic Guide

Supraventricular Tachycardia Supraventricular Tachycardia : Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT, PSVT) is one type of heart rhythm disorder. There are several types of heart diseases included in the PSVT category, for example atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, sinus tachycardia, and atrial tachycardia. Symptoms may include dizziness, shortness of breath, palpitations (rapid heartbeat), chest pain, and chest tightness. Treatment may include vagal maneuvers, medications, and surgery.

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