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Supraventricular tachycardia

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Introduction
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is the name given to an abnormality of heart rhythm, characterised by a fast heartbeat.
Symptoms of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
If you have supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), you will usually have periods where you feel your heart beating very quickly.
Causes of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
An episode of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) occurs due a problem with the electrical impulses in the heart.
Diagnosing supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
Your GP may suspect you have supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) from a description of your symptoms.
Treating supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
In many cases, the symptoms of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) stop quickly and no treatment is needed.
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