Supraventricular Tachycardia

ECG Features

Figure 1: ECG Strip[1]

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a type of tachycardia, or rapid heart beat, originating above the ventricles.

Table 1: ECG Characteristics[2]

Clinical Significance[3]

  • Palpitations and dizziness are common symptoms caused by SVT.
  • Persistent SVT can trigger tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.

ECM Features

Figure 2: ECM Analysis, Record 209[4][5]

Additional ECM Examples

1. ECM Examples of SVT (4)

2. Supraventricular Tachycardia with Aberrancy

Figure 3: Record 201[4][5]

Additional Information


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  3. Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia Clinical Presentation. (n.d.). Retrieved August 8, 2016, from
  4. MIT-BIH Arrhythmia Database. (1980). Retrieved June, 2016, from
  5. Goldberger AL, Amaral LAN, Glass L, Hausdorff JM, Ivanov PCh, Mark RG, Mietus JE, Moody GB, Peng C-K, Stanley HE. PhysioBank, PhysioToolkit, and PhysioNet: Components of a New Research Resource for Complex Physiologic Signals. Circulation101(23):e215-e220 [Circulation Electronic Pages;]; 2000 (June 13).