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What is Ventricular tachycardia?

What is Ventricular tachycardia?

  • Ventricular tachycardia: A condition which is characterized by a fast heart beat originates from the ventricles.
  • Ventricular tachycardia: The heart beats fast due to electrical signals arising from the ventricles (rather than from the atria). (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI)
  • Ventricular tachycardia: An abnormally rapid ventricular rhythm with wide QRS complexes, usually in excess of 150 per minute. It is generated within the ventricle, below the BUNDLE OF HIS, and is most commonly associated with atrioventricular dissociation.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ventricular tachycardia: Introduction

Types of Ventricular tachycardia:

Broader types of Ventricular tachycardia:

How serious is Ventricular tachycardia?

Complications of Ventricular tachycardia: see complications of Ventricular tachycardia

What causes Ventricular tachycardia?

Causes of Ventricular tachycardia: see causes of Ventricular tachycardia

What are the symptoms of Ventricular tachycardia?

Symptoms of Ventricular tachycardia: see symptoms of Ventricular tachycardia

Complications of Ventricular tachycardia: see complications of Ventricular tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Ventricular tachycardia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ventricular tachycardia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Ventricular tachycardia: see treatments for Ventricular tachycardia
Research for Ventricular tachycardia: see research for Ventricular tachycardia

Name and Aliases of Ventricular tachycardia

Main name of condition: Ventricular tachycardia

Other names or spellings for Ventricular tachycardia:

Ventricular tachycardia: Related Conditions

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