Tablet treatment options for SVT

Tablet treatment can either be taken as a “pill in the pocket” approach on an as-and-when needed basis, or on a regular basis. Many people choose not to take regular medications as episodes of SVT tend to be quite infrequent.

The risks and benefits of each tablet treatment option should be discussed with your doctor.

Options for tablet treatment include beta-blockers or calcium channel blockers as first line treatment. Less commonly, other medication such as flecainide is recommended, but other investigations are sometimes needed before taking this approach.

Often, people choose to have a curative procedure (catheter ablation) carried out so that medication is not needed in the longer term.