Ventricular Tachycardia & Supraventricular Tachycardia Treatment in India

Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Supra Ventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

It is an abnormal type of heart rhythm. When the lower chamber of your heart beats to fast and your body is not able to receive oxygen-rich blood, the ventricular tachycardia occurs. It starts in the lower chamber of your heart and it is quite fast. When it happens, your heart struggles to pump enough blood to your body and lungs, it is because the beating of heart chambers does not sync with each other.


  1. Dizziness
  2. Breathlessness
  3. Light-headedness
  4. Palpitations
  5. Pain in chest
  6. Seizures


  1. Lack of oxygen
  2. Congenital conditions
  3. Structural heart diseases
  4. Side effect of the medications
  5. Abuse of street drugs


Electrocardiogram (ECG): Holter monitor, event monitor, Transtelephonic monitor, and Implantable loop recorder

Cardiac imaging: echocardiogram (ECHO), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT) scan, coronary angiogram & X-ray

Stress test

Electrophysiological test


There are multiple ways to treat sustained or non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. These are performed to prevent any incidents in the future:

Catheter ablation


Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

Supra Ventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

It is when your heart beats abnormally fast. It is also known as paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. When your heartbeat races it is not a serious health issue but it can be scary at times. There are two types of it atrial tachycardia and atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT).

Symptoms of Supra Ventricular Tachycardia

  1. Fluttering in chest
  2. Palpitations
  3. Breathlessness
  4. Dizziness
  5. Sweating

What causes Supra Ventricular Tachycardia?

  1. Heart failure
  2. Thyroid
  3. Heart disease
  4. Smoking
  5. Alcoholic abuse
  6. Overconsumption of caffeine
  7. Use of street drugs, etc.


  1. Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  2. Holter monitor
  3. Event monitor
  4. Echocardiogram (ECHO)
  5. Implantable loop recorder
  6. Stress test
  7. Tilt table test
  8. Electrophysiological testing and mapping


There is a possibility that most of the people do not require medical treatment for supraventricular tachycardia. However, if it is prolonged then you must consult your doctor and he or she may suggest you the following treatments:

  1. Carotid sinus massage
  2. Vagal maneuvers
  3. Cardioversion
  4. Medications
  5. Catheter ablation

Healthy lifestyle and home-remedies to prevent ventricular tachycardia (VT) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)

  1. Inclusion of heart-healthy food in your diet
  2. Regular exercises
  3. Stop smoking
  4. Maintain a healthy weight
  5. Control high blood pressure
  6. Control your cholesterol levels
  7. Avoid alcohol consumption
  8. Maintain the follow-up care

Dr. Mahesh Wadhwani

Chief of Cardiac Surgery & HOD
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Opinion based on American heart association guidelines

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