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Scared of ventricular tachycardia. Who would need an implanted defib?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: It depends

Some types of ventricular tachycardia can be modified or even eliminated with a procedure called an electrophysiologic study.
Other types may be more complex and warrant long term medication or an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator. You should have yourself checked by a cardiologist that specializes in arrhythmias (an electrophysiologist) as soon as possible.

In brief: It depends

Some types of ventricular tachycardia can be modified or even eliminated with a procedure called an electrophysiologic study.
Other types may be more complex and warrant long term medication or an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator. You should have yourself checked by a cardiologist that specializes in arrhythmias (an electrophysiologist) as soon as possible.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Internal Medicine

In brief: Ventricular tachycar

No need to be scared of v.
Tachycardia because it can be treated successfully.1)by ablation 2)a.I.C.D or defib 3)with medications.

In brief: Ventricular tachycar

No need to be scared of v.
Tachycardia because it can be treated successfully.1)by ablation 2)a.I.C.D or defib 3)with medications.
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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