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Would a run on non-sustained ventricular tachycardia of 4 beats cause a compensatory pause after?

Would a run on non-sustained ventricular tachycardia of 4 beats cause a compensatory pause after?

Yes: But more important is looking for the reason you may have non-sustained VT. This would require a detailed evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Yauch
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Ventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

Abnormal fast rhythm from the large chambers of the heart which can be ...Read more


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Is an EP study worth the risks in someone with multiple episodes NSVT (Non-Sustained ventricular tachycardia)? What can I gain from this??

Is an EP study worth the risks in someone with multiple episodes NSVT (Non-Sustained ventricular tachycardia)? What can I gain from this??

Perhaps: If the problem is pathological RFA is possible. But at the moment, without a portable EKG monitoring to show it is significant I would wait. Nonetheless, your own cardiologist is the best advocate, Ask. ...Read more

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I've had multiple long runs of monomorphic Non-Sustained Ventricular tachycardia. Echo & stress test normal. What causes this?

Many possible causes: certainly structural heart disease such as coronary disease or heart muscle disease can cause ventricular tachycardia and in the absence of this electrolyte abnormalities such high or low potassium or magnesium or other conditions such as right ventricular outflow tract navy or brugada syndrome or long QT syndrome or other genetic conditions can cause ventricular tachycardia ...Read more

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How can I be tested for Brugada syndrome? ECG has no indication but I've had a few runs of non sustained, monomorphic ventricular tachycardia.

How can I be tested for Brugada syndrome? ECG has no indication but I've had a few runs of non sustained, monomorphic ventricular tachycardia.

Stress testing: testing for Brugada requires an EKG to look for the Brugada pattern. If present then Electrophysiologic testing is done to see if the pattern can be induced. It is genetic. Is there a history of sudden cardiac death in your family? Talk to your primary care provider about it. ...Read more

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How to control ventricular tachycardia?

Ventricular tachy: There are lots of options-medications or ablation. If are asking as a patient, I would sit down with an electrophysiologist and discuss. The treatment has to be individualized. If you are asking for education, there are lots of online free materials available. ...Read more

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What are some signs of ventricular tachycardia?

What are some signs of ventricular tachycardia?

No specific signs: You can not determine if an abnormal heart rhythm is due to VT by how it feels. Vt is, by definition, a fast heart beat so people may feel pounding in their chest. Depending on the rate, they may become dizzy, short of breath, have chest pain, get sweaty and/or pass out. None of these symptoms are specific for vt. The rhythm must be recorded on ekg or on a monitor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly is "persistent ventricular tachycardia"?

What exactly is "persistent ventricular tachycardia"?

Life threatening: Ventricular tachcardia is a life threatening arrythmia. Its the rythm that needs to be "shocked". The pts in persistent v-tach is when shocking or medicine doesnt restore normal sinus rythm. The pt usually expire. ...Read more

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What causes pulseless ventricular tachycardia?

What causes pulseless ventricular tachycardia?

Not really pulseless: When VT occurs at a fast enough rate, there is inadequate time for ventricular filling, cardiac output falls, and blood pressure falls. You may not be able to palpate a pulse but an arterial line would show a waveform that is reduced in amplitude. Rate is the key. As tissue perfusion fails, acidosis, hypoxemia and hyperkalemia result leading to ventricular fibrillation and death. ...Read more