If you have symptoms, medicines may be used to treat supraventricular tachycardia.
For severe symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or feeling faint, you may be given fast-acting Reference antiarrhythmic medicines Opens New Window by health professionals in the hospital emergency department, where your heart can be monitored. Fast-acting antiarrhythmic medicines commonly used to slow the heart rate during an episode include:
Long-term use of an antiarrhythmic medicine may also be needed to reduce the chance of having more episodes of supraventricular tachycardia or to reduce the heart rate during these episodes. Common medicines used for this purpose include:
- Reference Beta-blockers.
- Reference Calcium channel blockers.
- Reference Digoxin.
- Reference Other antiarrhythmic medicines.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 9, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology