It is the most infrequent type of supra-ventricular tachycardia. It mostly occur in children having underlying congenital heart disease and had undergone surgery. It can also be caused by other triggers like alcohol abuse or infection or drug abuse. In some condition like pregnancy and exercise increase the risk of atrial tachycardia.
It has a gradual onset. Heart beats ranges above 100 beats per minute before returning to normal. Sometimes episodes of tachycardia occur constantly or abruptly.
It occur through following techniques:
- Blood test
- Holter moniter
- Stress test
- Electrophysiological testing and mapping
Treatment options include:
- Propranolol Tab 10mg
- Vagal maneuver
- Medications to control the heart rhythm are prescribed.
- Catheter ablations
- Pacemaker implantation