Superventricular tachycardia (SVT)

see Overview of arrhythmias

Overview

Assessment (see Overview of arrhythmias)

In patients with recurrent presentations with SVT, electrolyte and cardiac enzymes are rarely warranted unless there is a change in the nature of the presentation.

Acute management (see Overview of arrhythmias)

Vagal manoeuvres

Best performed supine or Trendelenberg

Pharmacological reversion

Electrical cardioversion

Disposition

Most can be discharged, refer to cardiologist if first episode

Admission criteria