To remember about SVT, all you need to remember is the cause and you know the symptoms and treatment!
SVT occurs due to accessory conduction pathway through the AV node.
A - ABCD
Calcium channel blockers
V - Vagal maneuvers
SVT: Start Vagal Treatment - - > If fails, use pharmacotherapy (ABCD drugs)
The P in Pvst reminds us that it presents with Palpitations in a hemodynamically stable patient (HR: 160-180/min)
*PVST: Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
Interesting fact: In an asthmatic patient with SVT, you can’t give adenosine or beta blockers. The drug of choice in an asthmatic patient is therefore, diltiazem (A calcium channel blocker)