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The acute management of supraventricular tachycardia

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Caroline Scally
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 6, p.6 (123Doc Education, London, June 2013)


A 24 year old male is referred to the medical receiving unit with a 4 hour history of sudden onset of palpitation which he describes as a feeling of his heart racing. He denies any chest pain, breathlessness or light-headedness. These symptoms came on while he was sitting watching TV. He had consumed 4 pints of beer.

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Caroline Scally

Cardiolgy Registrar
The department of Cardiology
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary


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