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Is SVT or any other things like it hereditary?

I am wondering if SVT can be hereditary? Does anyone know if it is or have children who have it as well as you do? Carla
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sorry I don't know the answer to this but hope someone does as I too would be interested in the answer.  I am adopted so don't know any family medical history and have 2 small children of my own and would like to know if there is chance they could get this too.

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I'm not sure if it is or not. I do know one of my 3 children has arrhythmias too but she won't get it checked out. She sees that I'm doing fine and would rather ignore hers. I wish she'd go in just so we know for sure what's going on in her heart. It may be something different. She's stubborn just like her Mom. :-)
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My daughter gets svt and my mom gets the PVC's. My mother thinks her father had them, cause he would hold his chest and my Grandmother would tell her he's going to die, but he didn't, he lived till he was in his eighties. I am positive there in a genetic connection.
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I don't know whether it is proven that there is a genetic predisposition, but they certainly run pretty strong in my family.  The types of arrhythmias also seem to be consistent - one type on my dad's side and one on my mom's.  However, the great majority of the people in my family have lived to their 90s and 100s, and even the ones that had to have more treatment are doing well and able to stay active.  I don't have children, but many of my cousins have the condition.  As a matter of fact, only 2 of my cousins that are my age (over 25) out of 9 do not have it - and they are both adopted.

I think it's too much of a coincidence for it not to be hereditary, but that's just my opinion... However if your relatives have done okay then I think there's a good chance you will, too, probably even more so with the new technologies and medications.  Hope that helps.
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I also wonder if it could be hereditary my aunt, grandfather and mother have heart arhythmias, my mother has SVT.  About 3 years ago I started having symptoms that matched my mother.  Most recent was yesterday.  I have had EKG's and wore a halter monitor overnight but of course did not have an episode during these times.  I am calling my dr. for a follow up due to them coming back
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SVT can most definitely be caused by a genetic issue. Consider Wolf Parkinsons White syndrome for instance, a major source of SVT's. It is known to be mostly genetic in nature. See the emedicine website under WPW for more info.

regards, bromley
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it is hereditary I did a huge report my freshman year of high school for SVT and I went all into it because 2 girls in my family have it and I found a pattern in my family it skips every generation... it may have started with my great-grandpa but was not showing signs then went to my sister, who is now a healthy 8 years old girl, SVT a tried taking her life twice as a 5 month old and eight days after her 1st birthday and my third cousin, who is a girl, is going through the same thing so it is genetic and can effect kids even though its not common I hope thishelps you if you haven't found your answer
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I am 62 years old and had 54 years of AVRT form of SVT.  There is no one on either side of my family who had SVT, and I was able to trace back 125 years on both sides.  My children and now my grand children are around, and they experience no problems.  For me personally, I don't see heredity playing a part.
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There are different types of SVT and they have found that WPW (where you have an accessory pathway between your atria and ventricles and can cause ) is hereditary.  WPW causes atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia (AVRT).  As for other types, they aren't typically considered to be hereditary.  
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