Two common types of
supraventricular tachycardia—atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia (AVRT) and
atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT)—are caused by an abnormal
electrical pathway in the heart and often occur in
people who do not have any other type of heart disease. What causes this
abnormal pathway might not be clear.
It is possible that the main title of the report Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Other serious health problems, such as
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
pneumonia, or metabolic problems.
Heart surgery in the upper chambers of the heart, such as surgery for a congenital heart defect.
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March 12, 2014
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