New "Reverse" Valsalva for SVT
New from the American Journal of Emergency Medicine comes yet another wrinkle on an old technique. The reverse Valsalva maneuver is a novel technique to terminate supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Based on a small case series, this simple maneuver appears to be safe, effective, and can be performed by patients alone at home. However, additional studies are needed to establish the actual efficacy of this technique.