If you have symptoms, medicines may be
used to treat
For severe symptoms, such as
chest pain, shortness of breath, or feeling faint, you may be given fast-acting
antiarrhythmic medicines by health professionals in
the hospital emergency department, where your heart can be monitored.
Fast-acting antiarrhythmic medicines commonly used to slow the heart rate
during an episode include:
Long-term use of an antiarrhythmic medicine may also be
needed to reduce the chance of having more episodes of supraventricular
tachycardia or to reduce the heart rate during these episodes. Common medicines
used for this purpose include:
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
August 9, 2012
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