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Who is most likely to be affected by supraventricular tachycardia?

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Supraventricular tachycardia is most likely to affect people who smoke, drink too much alcohol, or have a lot of caffeine. In some cases it’s linked to heart attacks. It’s more common in women and children.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate”

University of California San Francisco: “Supraventricular Tachycardia” and “Ventricular Tachycardia.”

Mayo Clinic.

Tung R. , published online 2011. Circulation

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on December 17, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate”

University of California San Francisco: “Supraventricular Tachycardia” and “Ventricular Tachycardia.”

Mayo Clinic.

Tung R. , published online 2011. Circulation

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on December 17, 2017

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