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What is supraventricular tachycardia?

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) refers to a heart condition which has episodes of abnormally fast heart rhythms. These are caused by abnormal electrical impulses, which originate in the areas of the heart above the ventricles.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 17 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Palpitations


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