Causes And Treats Irregular Heart Rhythms?
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SVT or supraventricular tachycardia is an abnormal heart rhythm that is triggered by a part of the heart that is above the ventricles, which is more than 100 beats per minute. Although they are found quite often in emergency departments or cardiologist practices, most cases of SVT are not life threatening. However, if this condition is repeated frequently, it can weaken the heart muscles and potentially lead to fatal complications.
Here are some factors that can trigger SVT:
Excessive alcohol or caffeine consumption History of smoking Excessive psychological stress Thyroid disorders, especially hyperthyroidism Electrolyte disturbances, especially potassium and magnesium Family history of tachycardia (common complaints) Structural abnormalities of the heart Side effects of certain medications Certain medical conditions, such as heart disease cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, anemia, cancer Catheter ablation is a medical procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to remove a small area of heart tissue that is causing an abnormal heart rate. The goal of this procedure is to restore a normal heart rhythm by eliminating the cause. This procedure is generally recommended when medications are not effective in treating heart rhythm disturbances. Various literatures show this procedure is effective and rarely causes side effects for patients.
After this procedure is done, there are a few things to keep in mind while at home:
avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours after discharge from hospital should not drive a vehicle during the first 24 hours from hospital avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 3 days
because your child is an athlete with moderate to vigorous physical activity, make sure to see the doctor who treats your child when it is the right time to return to training
If necessary, the cardiologist can work closely with the medical rehabilitation doctor, cardiac rehabilitation sub-section during the recovery process for your child using relaxation methods (eg yoga, meditation), manage psychological stress that arises. Thus, I hope this information is useful.