How Is Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia Diagnosed and Treated?

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As the most common type of supraventricular tachycardia, atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) has episodes that often start and end suddenly. To get oneself diagnosed, the doctor may suggest undergoing tests and procedures such as blood tests, electrocardiogram, holter monitor or echocardiogram. They are applied for different purposes. For example, your thyroid function is checked during blood tests. By applying the electrocardiogram, the electrical activity of your heart is measured. To further identify the trigger of the episode, you may be asked to do test such as stress test, or electrophysiological testing and mapping.

In most cases, people affected don’t require medical treatment. However, if the patient experience prolonged or recurrent episodes, they may be recommended to try:

1. Cardioversion. With the help of certain meds, cardioversion can be conducted a procedure to stop an episode.

2. Vagal maneuvers. In some cases, the patient themselves can stop an episode by using specific maneuvers (holding your breath and straining, coughing, etc).

3. Medications. If you find yourself experiencing frequent episodes, you may try some meds prescribed by your doctor and take them as directed.

4. Catheter ablation. By applying this method, the Dr threads one or more catheters through your blood vessels to your heart. 

Is it more common among men or women?
Usually, it is more commonly found in young women, but it can affect both men and women of any age.
I have been feeling weird these days. It seems that there’s something wrong with my heart. Been suffering from frequent dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, weakness, and fainting for nearly 3 months. At first, I thought it was due to my staying up too late, so I just assumed that I would be fine if I got enough sleep. However, it got worse with the passage of time. I’ve done some research on the Internet and it suggests that I may have developed atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia. Can anyone tell me more about its symptoms?
Hi, there! In most cases. People with AVNRT may experience shortness of breath, sweating, fainting or near fainting, palpitations, dizziness or lightheadedness, a fluttering in your chest and even a pounding sensation in the neck. The symptoms you’ve described above are very much associated with serious heart conditions. Considering your current condition, I think you’d better check it out with a cardiologist ASAP!
It could be symptoms of heart problem, such as, heart failure, coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, et al. You should check out with a cardiologist first. The most obvious symptom of AVNRT is palpitation. AVNRT is a kind of arrhythmia and could be cured by catheter ablation.
You may have arrhythmia, or hypotension, etc.. You should check your ECG and measure your blood pressure.
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