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Vagal device interrupts supraventricular tachycardia

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   21 September 2022
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Takeaway

  • Vagal manoeuvres often successfully terminate paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).
  • Now, a new over-the-counter device that boosts vagal tone could help avoid some emergency department visits.

Why this matters

  • Breath-holding, cold water to the face, and Valsalva manoeuvres can terminate stable SVT by inducing a vagal response but may be...

          

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