Supraventricular tachycardia

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What is supraventricular tachycardia?

Supraventricular tachycardias which originate somewhere above the ventricles, are caused by abnormal circuitry in the heart, usually present at birth, that creates a loop of overlapping signals. Episodes may last only a few seconds or several hours.

Common symptoms reported by people with supraventricular tachycardia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with supraventricular tachycardia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)

(Cartia XT)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Toprol XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)

Data from patients with supraventricular tachycardia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with supraventricular tachycardia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for supraventricular tachycardia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization atrial fibrillation 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for supraventricular tachycardia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
blood pressure decreased decreased appetite 5 more
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Cartia XT)
Perceived effectiveness
for supraventricular tachycardia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chest pressure tiredness
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation dizziness 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
suicidal thoughts or urges
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Toprol XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with supraventricular tachycardia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has supraventricular tachycardia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 40
30s 74
40s 97
50s 96
60s 44
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 72
20-29 years 40
30-39 years 41
40-49 years 41
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 36
Female 333

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 261
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from SVT patients who have completed their condition history
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