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What are the treatments for supraventricular tachycardia?

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Your doctors may have you on medicines called “beta-blockers” or “calcium channel blockers.” They can help keep your heart pumping at the right pace. They work best when you take them just as prescribed -- usually every day.

If you have any questions about the side effects, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Don't skip a dose or stop taking the drug without first checking with your doctor. Also ask whether the drug might interact with any other medicines you take.

Your doctor should set up regular follow-ups. Keep these appointments so that your plan stays on track.

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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