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  • Supraventricular Tachycardia-References

    Other Works Consulted Blomström-Lunqvist C, et al. (2003). ACC/AHA/ESC guidelines for the management of patients with supraventricular arrhythmias-Executive summary: A report of the ACC/AHA/ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines. Circulation, 108(15): 1871-1909. Calkins H (2011). Supraventricular tachycardia: Atrioventricular nodal reentry and Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome. In V Fuster et al., eds., Hurst’s the Heart, 13th ed., vol. 1, […]

  • Supraventricular Tachycardia-Treatment Overview

    Supraventricular tachycardia is usually treated if: You have symptoms such as dizziness, chest pain, or fainting (syncope) that are caused by your fast heart rate. Your episodes of fast heart rate are occurring more frequently or do not revert to normal on their own. Treatment for sudden-onset (acute) episodes When episodes of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) […]

  • Supraventricular Tachycardia-Ongoing Concerns

    If supraventricular tachycardia occurs in someone who has significant coronary artery disease, the heart may not receive enough blood to keep up with the demands of the increased heart rate. If this occurs, the heart may not get enough oxygen, potentially causing angina symptoms (such as chest pain or pressure) or a heart attack. Mild […]

  • Heart Attack? Drones Could Come to Your Rescue

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Drones have been proposed for some pretty mundane uses, such as delivering pizzas or packages, but new research suggests the high-flying machines could be used to swoop in and save lives. Swedish researchers think drones can quickly deliver defibrillators to someone whose heart […]

  • Common Type of Heart Failure Not Always Well Treated

    Feb. 13, 2001 — The efforts to understand and treat congestive heart failure have led investigators to realize that there are two different types of heart muscle problems that can cause heart failure. Ironically, the more common problem, diastolic heart failure, is less understood by the medical community and therefore less well treated. Of the […]

  • Where You Live May Determine How You Die

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People along the southern stretch of the Mississippi River are more likely to die from heart problems than anywhere else in the United States. Suicide and homicide will claim the most lives in the southwestern part of the country. Deaths from chronic respiratory […]

  • Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog’s Health Effects?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There’s a lot of evidence to show that breathing in dirty air can harm your heart. But a small new study suggests that daily vitamin B supplements might counteract that effect. While two hours of exposure to concentrated air pollution had a negative […]

  • Should a Heart Shocker Be Within Arm’s Reach?

    Sept. 19, 2000 — The headlines are everywhere: Flight Attendant Saves Life of Man Having Heart Attack at 30,000 Feet … Policeman Uses Device to Save Grandmother From Cardiac Arrest … But the favorite story of Bill Brown, president of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, is this one. Brown tells WebMD, “These devices, […]

  • Heart Disease May Cost $1 Trillion Yearly By 2035

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Heart disease is increasing at a troubling pace in the United States, with costs expected to double from $555 billion in 2016 to a whopping $1.1 trillion in 2035, a new American Heart Association report estimates. “Our new projections indicate cardiovascular disease is […]

  • High Thyroid Hormone Levels and Stiffer Arteries

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged and older folks with elevated levels of a thyroid hormone may face a higher risk of developing hardened blood vessels, a new Dutch study suggests. Hardened blood vessels (atherosclerosis) develop when plaque builds up on blood vessel walls. This condition is a […]

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