Updated CPG: Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)

The Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG committee.

The Key points for the CPG are

  1. Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is common in infancy and childhood. Most SVT in children is due to a re-entrant mechanism and usually occurs in otherwise normally well children
  2. Greater than a third of new onset SVT occurs in the first few weeks of life, commonly presenting after many hours with signs of heart failure
  3. Vagal manoeuvres should only be attempted in a child who is clinically stable



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