PSVT; Supraventricular tachycardia
- Chest tightness
Palpitations(a sensation of feeling the heart beat) Rapid pulse Shortness of breath
Additional symptoms that may be associated with this condition:
Note: Symptoms may start and stop suddenly, and can last for a few minutes or several hours. A PSVT lasting more than half of the day is considered an incessant PSVT.
Signs and tests
A physical examination during a PSVT episode will show a rapid heart rate.
Because of the sporadic nature of the PSVT, its diagnosis may require 24-hour
Review Date: 05/04/2010
Reviewed By: Issam Mikati, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine. Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.