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Dr. Laura Yauch
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Ventricular Tachycardia (Overview)

Abnormal fast rhythm from the large chambers of the heart which can be life threatening if sustained.


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Does coronary artery disease directly cause ventricular tachycardia or is it after heart attacks and damage etc?

Does coronary artery disease directly cause ventricular tachycardia or is it after heart attacks and damage etc?

Both: Myocardial infarction (heart attack) and scarring of the heart can lead to arrhythmias. Also, if coronary artery disease (CAD) causes impairment in flow of blood, ischemia may lead to arrhythmias. However, not all arrhythmias are due to CAD or mi. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Yauch
103 doctors shared insights

Ventricular Tachycardia (Overview)

Abnormal fast rhythm from the large chambers of the heart which can be life threatening if sustained.


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Doc, i want to know what is the best way to treat nonsustained ventricular tachycardia?

Doc, i want to know what is the best way to treat nonsustained ventricular tachycardia?

Nonsustained VT: Best way is to see a cardiologist and get worked up for diagnosis and cause of the nonsustained VT and then discuss the findings and recommendations with the dr. Who has information specific to you. Not as simple as you hope. ...Read more

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Managing Supraventricular Tachycardia (Checklist)

For episode, try holding your breath and bearing down (valsalva)
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For episode, lay down with head and heart at same level
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My father 70yr , diagnosed ventricular bigeminy.Is it dangerous?Can amiodarone help controlling it?Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?

Depends: The underlying cause for the rythm needs to be worked up and treated. If all correctable conditions are fixed., then eps may be indicated and ablation if reasonable. A defibrillator if poor heart function. Otherwise amio is reasonable but has its issues. It can affect the lungs, liver and thyroid to mention a few. Close monitoring is reccomended. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for people with ventricular tachycardia? How serious is ventricular tachycardia, and what kind of treatment is available?

Variable: Vt has a wide spectrum of severity. Some kinds cause no symptoms and are benign and others deteriorate rapidly to ventricular fibrillation and cause death. In the setting of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (your other question), VT is more serious and may require placement of an icd. Icds have been shown to greatly improve prognosis. ...Read more

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Ventricular tachycardia is what?

Ventricular tachycardia is what?

See below: Normal heart rhythm arises in specialized cells within the right atrium called the sinus node and then is propagated over specialized conducting tissue into both ventricles. When an irritable focus in a ventricle begins firing independently repeatedly or in a repetitive loop, initiating it's own renegade rhythm at a rapid rate, it's called ventricular (where it starts) tachycardia (rate >100). ...Read more

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What is ventricular tachycardia ?

What is ventricular tachycardia ?

See details: This is a rapid heartbeat which originates in the ventricles of the heart. This can be potentially life-threatening because it may lead to ventricular fibrillation. ...Read more