Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)

Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia

Normally, your heart beats about 60 to 100 times each minute. Sometimes, your heart may beat very fast for a short period of time. Your heart may beat between 150 and 250 beats per minute. This is paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia or PSVT. It most often happens in episodes with periods of normal heart rate in between. PSVT can happen to healthy, young people and in some people with heart disease. Most people who have PSVT can live a normal life without limits on activities. Your doctor may try different things to lower your heart rate. Your doctor may also treat this illness with: Drugs Electric shock Pacemaker Radiofrequency catheter ablation Surgery