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
5
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
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)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cartia XT)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
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 (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization atrial fibrillation 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime tiredness drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
slowed reaction time slowed thinking
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)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for supraventricular tachycardia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
blood pressure decreased decreased appetite 4 more
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision drowsiness 4 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
high blood pressure (hypertension) skin picking (dermatillomania) 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation elevated blood pressure 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cartia XT)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • 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 39
30s 96
40s 100
50s 133
60s 69
70+ 24
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 77
20-29 years 46
30-39 years 43
40-49 years 43
50-59 years 27
60-69 years 5
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 58
Female 411

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 291
Not Diagnosed 5

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