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Supraventricular Tachycardia

Joseph J. Gard, Ammar Habib and Samuel J. Asirvatham

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199915712.003.0559

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Supraventricular Tachycardia

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Supraventricular tachycardia is a generic term encompassing various arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. This chapter focuses on paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. This arrhythmia is among the most commonly encountered in general cardiology practice, and the 3 most common forms are atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia, and atrial tachycardia. Clinical features, electrocardiographic recognition, and treatment options are reviewed.

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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