What are the different supraventricular arrhythmias?

What are the different supraventricular arrhythmias?

There are several different types of supraventricular arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AFib), atrial flutter, atrioventricular (AV) reentrant tachycardia, ectopic atrial tachycardia, and accessory pathway syndrome.

What are the 3 types of arrhythmias?

What are the types of arrhythmias?

  • Tachycardia: A fast heart rhythm with a rate of more than 100 beats per minute.
  • Bradycardia: A slow heart rhythm with a rate below 60 beats per minute.
  • Supraventricular arrhythmias: Arrhythmias that begin in the atria (the heart’s upper chambers).

How do you detect supraventricular arrhythmias?


  1. Electrocardiogram (ECG). During an ECG , sensors (electrodes) that can detect the electrical activity of your heart are attached to your chest and sometimes to your limbs.
  2. Holter monitor.
  3. Event monitor or mobile telemetry device.
  4. Echocardiogram.
  5. Implantable loop recorder.

What are the four main types of arrhythmias?

The main types of arrhythmia are bradyarrhythmias; premature, or extra, beats; supraventricular arrhythmias; and ventricular arrhythmias. To understand arrhythmia, it helps to understand how your heart’s electrical system works. Arrhythmias known as conduction disorders are covered separately.

What can trigger SVT?

In some people, episodes of SVT can be triggered by exercise, stress, gastrointestinal symptoms (such as nausea, vomiting or constipation) or medications. But in most people, SVT appears to occur for no particular reason at all.

What are the symptoms of arrhythmias?

The symptoms of an arrhythmia differ depending on the specific type and severity of the disorder. Symptoms can include anxiety, palpitations, chest pan, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting or syncope and angina. Symptoms can also include seizures, hypotension , weak pulse, absent pulse, labored breathing and loss of breathing (apnea).

Can SVT be cured?

Svt can be controlled but not cured with medications. These have to be taken continuously in order to help prevent recurrences. A “cure” can be achieved with a technique called radiofrequency ablation or rfa.

Can SVT be fatal?

SVT is rarely fatal. However, it can significantly interfere with a person’s ability to go about their daily activities. If SVT causes dizziness or fainting it can be dangerous, particularly if a patient is in a situation where losing consciousness could be dangerous such as up a ladder or driving.