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What is the treatment for paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia?

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Dr. Rishu Saxena


Practicing since :2012

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Posted on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Hello Doctor is PSVT preventable/treatable by medicine?
Answered by Dr. Rishu Saxena 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, excellent control can be achieved by proper medication.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for query sir,

The acute attack is terminated by injectible Adenosine.
While further attacks are prevented by using either beta-blockers or calcium channel blockers.Diltiazem or Sotalol are usually used.

In patients (less than 2%) who are not relieved by it are further treated with electrophysiological studies followed by the ablative procedure.

Its easily controllable and near cure is achieved in almost all patients by medication.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Rishu Saxena 7 hours later
Thank you Sir.
My Father undergone PTCA on 02/01/2018 evening 4 stents implants and post procedure after few hours experienced PSVT and medication provided and kept under observation in CCU. Now hospital says we may take him home and should approach again if experience PSVT again.

please guide is it safe or should we request hospital for keeping him under observation more.
Answered by Dr. Rishu Saxena 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
As per me sir it would be a better option to keep him under observation for next 2 days if money is not an issue.
PSVT is very common in patients 48-72 hours post plasty.However to be on a safe side keep him in HDU for 2 more days.

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