What To Know About SVT

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is an abnormal heart rhythm that originates above the ventricles, typically in the atria. This condition causes the heart to beat faster than it should, often leading to symptoms such as palpitations, dizziness, and shortness of breath. Dr. Zaki Lababidi and Dr. Khaled Albasha can help diagnose and manage SVT in Gilbert, AZ, through various methods, including an electrocardiogram (ECG) and other tests. The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms and prevent future episodes of SVT, which can be debilitating and potentially life-threatening if left untreated.

What Is SVT?

SVT can happen to anyone at any age, but young adults are the ones who typically experience it most. Numerous things, including stress, caffeine, alcohol, or specific medications, can cause it. SVT risk is also higher in people with underlying heart conditions like coronary artery disease or valve issues. During an episode of SVT, the heart rate can increase to 150-250 beats per minute, which lasts from a few seconds to several hours. Symptoms can be very uncomfortable and distressing and may cause anxiety and panic in some people.

With proper treatment, many people with SVT in Gilbert, AZ, can manage their condition and lead healthy, active lives. SVT can also lead to complications if left untreated, including the development of blood clots, heart failure, and even sudden cardiac arrest. Emergency medical treatment may be necessary to restore a normal heart rhythm and prevent these complications.

Consult Our Cardiologist

As a cardiologist, Dr. Lababidi and Dr. Albasha may discuss the potential causes and symptoms of Supraventricular tachycardia and treatment options. These may include medications to control heart rate and rhythm, lifestyle changes, or catheter ablation. They may also instruct how to manage and prevent future episodes of SVT in Gilbert, AZ, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. If you have questions or concerns regarding SVT in Gilbert, AZ, and want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lababidi and Dr. Albasha, call (480) 786-9100.

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