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How does exercise help with supraventricular tachycardia?

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A fast run or other hard exercise might trigger a bout of SVT in some people. Don't stop exercising, though. It's an important way to keep your heart strong. Just be more careful about fitness.

Check with your doctor to see how much exercise and which types are safest for you. You may need a stress test to find out how much activity you can handle.

Start any new exercise program slowly. Add more time and effort only when your heart is up to it. Learn how to check your pulse while you work out and ask your doctor what to do if your heartbeat kicks into high gear.

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology: "Heart Arrhythmias and Exercise;" "Supraventricular Tachycardia;" and "Your Responsibilities."

American Heart Association: "Potassium and High Blood Pressure;" "Prevention and Treatment of Arrhythmia;" and "Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia."

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: "Magnesium."

Stanford Health Care: "Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)."

Wood, KA. , December 2007. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology: "Heart Arrhythmias and Exercise;" "Supraventricular Tachycardia;" and "Your Responsibilities."

American Heart Association: "Potassium and High Blood Pressure;" "Prevention and Treatment of Arrhythmia;" and "Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia."

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: "Magnesium."

Stanford Health Care: "Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)."

Wood, KA. , December 2007. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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