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Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is an abnormal conduction of electricity in particular areas of the heart. PSVT was referred to at one time as paroxysmal atrial tachycardia or PAT, however, the term PAT is reserved for as specific heart condition. Symptoms of PSVT include weakness, shortness of breath, chest pressure, lightheadedness, and palpitations. PSVT is treated with medications or procedures that return the heart to its normal electrical pattern.

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Terms related to Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT):

  • Atrial Tachycardia, Paroxysmal
  • Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
  • PAT
  • PSVT
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia, Paroxysmal
  • Tachycardia, Paroxysmal Atrial
  • Tachycardia, Paroxysmal Supraventricular