Supraventricular Tachycardia
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2021 ◽  
Hoda Shokri ◽  
Ihab Ali

Abstract Background The aim is to compare the use of adenosine and verapamil for management of postoperative supraventricular tachycardia in terms of time of conversion of SVT to normal sinus rhythm, success rate, hospital stay length and adverse eventsMethods Patients (54–65 years old) received adenosine or verapamil groups. In the adenosine group, patients received IV adenosine 6 mg bolus then wait 2 minutes, if it failed another 12 mg IV of adenosine was administered. In the verapamil group, patients received IV verapamil 5mg bolus slowly over 2 minutes followed by a second IV bolus of 10 mg, 30 minutes after the initial dose in persistent supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). If SVT persisted, the patient was shifted to adenosine. Results Patients were followed up regarding the efficacy of drug, blood pressure, mean time of conversion of SVT (time elapsed from effective dose of the study drug till conversion of SVT to sinus rhythm) and incidence of adverse events were recorded. The efficacy of adenosine was significantly higher than verapamil (P <0.001). The time of conversion of SVT to sinus rhythm was significantly shorter in adenosine group compared with verapamil group (P < 0.001). The incidence of hypotension was comparable between the study groups. The mean arterial blood pressure and the incidence of complications were comparable.Conclusions Intravenous administration of adenosine effectively treat SVT in terms of higher efficacy and shorter time of conversion of SVT to normal sinus rhythm compared with verapamil without any significant difference regarding the incidence of side effects between the study groups.Trial registrationThis study was approved by Medical ethics committee of Ain Shams University approval number FMASU R 62/ 2019). and the protocol was prospectively registered at : NCT 04203368 on December 16, 2019.

2021 ◽  
Vol 3 (11) ◽  
pp. 1354-1356
Jeffrey Smietana

2021 ◽  
Vol 10 (17) ◽  
pp. 3811
Boldizsar Kovacs ◽  
Haran Burri ◽  
Andres Buehler ◽  
Sven Reek ◽  
Christian Sticherling ◽  

Background: The wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) uses surface electrodes to detect arrhythmia before initiating a treatment sequence. However, it is also prone to inappropriate detection due to artefacts. Objective: The aim of this study is to assess the alarm burden in patients and its impact on clinical outcomes. Methods: Patients from the nationwide Swiss WCD Registry were included. Clinical characteristics and data were obtained from the WCDs. Arrhythmia recordings ≥30 s in length were analysed and categorized as VT/VF, atrial fibrillation (AF), supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) or artefact. Results: A total of 10653 device alarms were documented in 324 of 456 patients (71.1%) over a mean WCD wear-time of 2.0 ± 1.6 months. Episode duration was 30 s or more in 2996 alarms (28.2%). One hundred and eleven (3.7%) were VT/VF episodes. The remaining recordings were inappropriate detections (2736 (91%) due to artefacts; 117 (3.7%) AF; 48 (1.6%) SVT). Two-hundred and seven patients (45%) had three or more alarms per month. Obesity was significantly associated with three or more alarms per month (p = 0.01, 27.7% vs. 15.9%). High alarm burden was not associated with a lower average daily wear time (20.8 h vs. 20.7 h, p = 0.785) or a decreased implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation rate after stopping WCD use (48% vs. 47.3%, p = 0.156). Conclusions: In patients using WCDs, alarms emitted by the device and impending inappropriate shocks were frequent and most commonly caused by artefacts. A high alarm burden was associated with obesity but did not lead to a decreased adherence.

2021 ◽  
Vol 8 ◽  
Liang Zhao ◽  
Song Yan ◽  
Tao Wang ◽  
Yimin Hua ◽  
Kaiyu Zhou

Introduction: It is rare to find that wide QRS tachycardia automatically changes to narrow QRS tachycardia, and it is more difficult to clarify the mechanism.Case Report: A 3-month-old infant with recurrent paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia underwent transesophageal cardiac electrophysiological examination. The wide QRS tachycardia was induced by atrial RS2 stimulation, and it soon changed to narrow QRS tachycardia automatically. By the accurate measurement of esophageal lead, it was found that the electrocardiogram changes completely conform to Coumel law. The mechanism of wide and narrow QRS tachycardia was orthodromic atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia with or without ipsilateral functional bundle branch block, and the accessory pathway was defined as the left free wall-concealed accessory pathway.Conclusion: Transesophageal cardiac electrophysiological examination can reveal some special electrophysiological phenomena, and its non-invasive nature is especially suitable for infants.

2021 ◽  
Vol 2021 ◽  
pp. 1-3
Rebecca A. Ocher ◽  
Erika Padilla ◽  
Jonathan C. Hsu ◽  
Pam R. Taub

A 32-year-old woman with a history of symptomatic supraventricular tachycardia, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, and hyperadrenergic POTS was treated with ivabradine and metoprolol. She then presented with bradycardia and Mobitz II second-degree AV block on event monitoring six weeks after COVID-19 infection. Her post-viral workup revealed normalization of catecholamine levels and significant symptomatic improvement in heart rate. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first reported case of improvement in POTS after COVID-19 infection. As our understanding of COVID-19 continues to improve, it will be vital to better understand the impact of COVID-19 dysautonomia on cardiac patients.

2021 ◽  
Xiaolin Sun ◽  
Pei Xu ◽  
Tian Xia ◽  
Zhengyu Bao

Abstract Background In accessory pathway-related supraventricular tachycardia ablation, coronary sinus (CS) ablation has received more and more attention, but there are no accurate criteria for catheter selection. Objectives We intended to develop a new method for the reasonable selection of electrode for coronary sinus ablation via assessing the relationship between the accessory pathway (AP) potential and time of successful ablation. Methods Among the patients who had detected the bypass potential during radiofre-quency ablation between 1/1/2015 and 12/31/2019, 30 patients underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) in CS. The relationship between AP potential and time of successful ablation was analyzed. Results In CS ablation, the median baseline amplitude of the AP potentials in patients with successful Temperature control catheter (TCC) ablation was higher than that in patients with Irrigated-tip catheter (ITC) following TCC ablation failure (p = 0.02). The optimal cutoff value of the amplitude of the AP potential to guide the selection of a catheter for ablation was 1.07 mV, and the sensitivity and specificity were 80% and 90%, respectively. Conclusions The AP potential is helpful for the electrode selection in CS ablation.

2021 ◽  
Vol 10 (16) ◽  
pp. 3638
Chieh-Ching Yen ◽  
Shou-Yen Chen ◽  
Chung-Hsien Chaou ◽  
Chih-Kai Wang ◽  
Hsin-Tzu Yeh ◽  

Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) elevation is common in an acute episode of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). However, there is limited evidence regarding the prognostic value of cTnI and the predictors of SVT recurrence in pediatric patients. We screened the electronic medical records of all pediatric patients presenting to the emergency departments at five Taiwanese hospitals from 1 January 2010 to 31 May 2021. Our primary outcomes were the occurrence of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) during the follow-up period and 30-day SVT recurrence. A total of 112 patients were included in our study. Of these, 29 (25.9%) patients had positive cTnI values. Patients with cTnI elevation had significantly more complaints of dyspnea (27.6% vs. 7.2%, p = 0.008) and gastrointestinal discomfort (24.1% vs. 4.8%, p = 0.006). There were significantly more intensive care unit admissions (41.4% vs. 16.9%, p = 0.007) among the cTnI-positive group. One MACE was found in the cTnI-negative group. For 30-day SVT recurrence, the cTnI-positive group had a higher recurrence rate, without a statistically significant difference (20.7% vs. 7.2%, p = 0.075). Multivariable logistic regression analysis showed hypotension as an independent predictor of 30-day SVT recurrence (OR = 4.98; Cl 1.02–24.22; p = 0.047). Troponin had low value for predicting the outcomes of pediatric patients with SVT. The only significant predictor for recurrent SVT was initial hypotension.

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