Living with SVT – supraventricular tachycardia

Living with SVT – supraventricular tachycardia: Leading clinicians from Harvard Medical School, Duke University Medical Center and University of Utah Medical School recognized as Pioneers in their field, join forces with international charity to deliver virtual meeting to raise awareness and understanding of little-known heart rhythm condition.

Boston, MA: Harvard Medical School heart rhythm specialist, Dr Leon Ptaszek, was recognized as an SVT Pioneer by international charity Arrhythmia Alliance earlier this year. He has now joined forces with the Arrhythmia Alliance to launch a lecture series – a first of its kind, virtual educational event entitled “Living with SVT”. Accessed completely virtually, it means that anyone from across the globe can receive the latest information on SVT from their home.

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), is a rapid abnormal heart rhythm that affects approximately two million people in the United States. Symptoms can include: palpitations, chest pain, light headedness, and dizziness. Although such symptoms may raise concern and cause anxiety and depression, in general, the majority of SVTs are not life-threatening.

Launching on November 4, the first lecture will be chaired by Dr. Leon Ptaszek of Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Followed on November 12 with Dr Benjamin Steinberg and colleagues from University of Utah Medical School, and Dr Jonathan Piccini and colleagues of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina will close the series on December 13. All three cardiac electrophysiologists have been recognised at SVT Pioneers with clinical interests on the management of patients with heart rhythm disorders including SVT. Earlier this year, these experts was recognized as Arrhythmia Alliance SVT Pioneers in a report produced by Arrhythmia Alliance which highlights best practice in SVT.

Speaking about the new SVT educational series, Founder & CEO of Arrhythmia Alliance, Trudie Lobban MBE, says: “We are pleased to be able to offer these important educational events for people living with SVT. This is an incredible opportunity to watch, listen, learn, and ask questions from the experts such as Dr Leon Ptaszek, Dr Ben Steinberg and Dr Jon Piccini about SVT causes, diagnosis, management, and treatment, and is a first of its kind for those impacted by SVT. By hosting these sessions virtually, it means anyone in the world can access FREE OF CHARGE from the comfort of their own home.”

Dr Ptaszek added: “It is an honor to be recognized by Arrhythmia Alliance as a Pioneer in SVT and a privilege to be part of their new “Living with SVT” series for patients. By offering educational events virtually, we can really expand our support to patients beyond our clinics and improve awareness and understanding of this condition.”

For more information and how to register for the free series, please visit:

For more information on A-A SVT Pioneers (click here to report)

Although access to the virtual event is complimentary, donations are welcomed here.

Arrhythmia Alliance provides information, support, education and awareness for all those affected by SVT.

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