The Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG committee.
The Key points for the CPG are
- 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
- 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
- Vagal manoeuvres should only be attempted in a child who is clinically stable