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You should be able to go home on the same day as a catheter (cardiac) ablation and get back to most of your normal activities fairly quickly. But take it easy for a few days. For more information, see our section on treatment of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).
Sinus tachycardia means your heart beats in a normal, regular rhythm, but faster than usual. It may be triggered by lots of things such as exercise, stress or certain medicines. There’s usually nothing wrong with your heart. For more information, see our section on types of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).
WPW syndrome is a type of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). It’s caused by an extra electrical pathway between your atria and your ventricles (the upper and lower chambers of your heart). For more information, see our section on types of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).
You should be able to travel by aeroplane safely, as long as you have only occasional SVT symptoms that are generally well controlled. If your symptoms aren’t under control, you shouldn’t fly. Your GP or heart specialist can give you the correct advice. For more information, see our section on driving and travelling with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).
SVT isn’t dangerous or life-threatening, but the symptoms can affect your daily life. So, it’s important to keep the condition under control with lifestyle changes, medicines or a procedure called catheter (cardiac) ablation. For more information on treatments, see our section on treatments of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).
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