A group of arrhythmias that originate above the ventricles, also referred to as ‘Supra” either from the Sinoatrial (SA) Node, Atria, or AV Node. Supraventricular arrhythmias are not typically life threatening, yet they can produce symptomatic and complicated side effects.
Supraventricular Arrhythmias has proven to be life-threatening is not managed properly. Supraventricular Arrhythmias that deteriorate can lead to more advanced Supraventricular Arrhythmias such as Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter. Both arrhythmias are considered dangerous as they can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Supraventricular Arrhythmias can be in several forms. These include
- Isolated Supraventricular Ectopic Beat
- Supraventricular Tachycardia
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Artrial Flutter
- Sinus Arrest
- Sinus Block