Disease Information for Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Cardiac Symptoms/Signs
Episodic pulmonary edema
Fast Constant Heart Rate 150-170
Heart 'spells'
Palpitations/Skipped beats
Presyncope
Regular Rhythm Tachycardia
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Tachycardia/no change with respiration
Weak/Weak as a kitten (symptom)
Diuresis/Large urine volumes
Polyuria
Acutely ill patient/signs
Collapse/Prostration
Enervated/extreme acute fatigue
Episodic symptoms/events
Spells/Episodes of weakness
Weakness
Weakness non-neuromuscular/systemic
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Course/Attacks Episodic Spells
Course/Paroxysmal
Onset/Abrupt/Sudden
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Anorexia nervosa
Patient/Hemochromatosis
Patient/Mitral valve prolapse
Patient/Stress situation/anxious
Diagnostic Test Results
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Regular Rhythm Tachycardia
EKG/P Wave vector unusual/inverted (ECG)
EKG/P Wave/after QRS (ECG)
EKG/Narrow QRS tachycardia (ECG)
EKG/RR interval/mathmatically contant (ECG)
EKG/ST-T changes (ECG)
EKG/Changes/abnormalities (ECG)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Atrial flutter
Multifocal atrial tachycardia/MAT syndrome
Associated Disease & Complications
Anxiety
Atrial arrhythmias
Cardiogenic syncope
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
Supraventricular tachycardia
Syncope/Fainting
Tachyarrhythmia
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/General stress
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
CLASS/Conduction system/cardiac disorder (ex)
CLASS/Heart disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Accessory pathway/cardiac conduction
Process
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
PROCESS/Tachyarrhythmia (ex)
Synonyms
Synonym
Paroxysm supravent tachyc, Paroxysmal sup tachy, Paroxysmal supravent tachycard, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (disorder), Paroxysmal tachycardia (supraventricular), paroxysmal tachycardia supraventricular, psvt, Supravent tach parox, SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA PAROXYSMAL, Tachycardia parox sup, TACHYCARDIA PAROXYSMAL SUPRAVENTRICULAR, Tachycardia supraventr paroxys, Synonym/Atrial tachycardia/supraventricular tachycardia, Synonym/Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia/PAT, Synonym/PSVT, Synonym/SVT
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Adenosine (Adenocard)
RX/Anti-arrhythmic drug
RX/Atenolol (Tenormin)
RX/Beta-blocker
RX/Digoxin (Lanoxin)
RX/Diltiazem (Cardizem)
RX/Propranolol (Inderal)
RX/Quinidine (Quinaglute)
RX/Verapamil (Calan)
Other Treatments
TX/Cardioversion.
TX/Carotid massage.
Definition

Atrial or nodal zone source for tachycardia; narrow qrs rate 160 to 180 usually; slower with age and beta blocker but faster in young; perfectly regular rate is expected;varied block means digitalis toxicity but often

no underlying organic heart disease

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