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Supraventricular Tachycardia - Prevention

You can reduce your risk of having episodes of supraventricular tachycardia by avoiding certain stimulants or stressors, such as nicotine, some medicines (for example, decongestants), illegal drugs (stimulants, like methamphetamines and cocaine), and excess alcohol.

If fast heart rates continue, long-term medicines may be used to help prevent a recurrence of the fast heart rate.

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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