Heart arrhythmias are conditions that affect the normal beating of the heart. There are many different types of arrhythmias, and each one can cause different symptoms. We will analyze SVT vs vtach: the two most common types of cardiac arrhythmias.
What should I know about this?
SVT, or supraventricular tachycardia, is a type of arrhythmia that originates in the atria (the upper chambers of the heart). This condition can cause the heart to beat very quickly, sometimes as fast as 200 beats per minute. SVT is usually not life-threatening, but it can be uncomfortable and may require treatment.
Vtach, or ventricular tachycardia, is a type of arrhythmia that originates in the ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart). This condition can also cause the heart to beat very quickly, sometimes as fast as 180 beats per minute. Vtach is more serious than SVT and can be life-threatening.
Both SVT and Vtach can cause the heart to beat irregularly. However, there are some key differences between the two conditions. For example, SVT is usually not life-threatening, while Vtach can be. In addition, SVT is often treated with medication or surgery, while Vtach may require electrical cardioversion (a procedure that uses electricity to reset the heart’s rhythm).
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