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).
VT. Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a fast heart rhythm that originates in the bottom two chambers of the heart. It can result in palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, passing out, and even death. It is rare unless you've had a heart attack or heart failure/cardiomyopathy. Treaments can include ICD's, ablation procedures, or medicine. Discuss with a heart rhythm specialist.

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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??

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...

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

Unknown- LQTS? Bruga. There r many potential causes, especially in a young person like urself. Electrolyte imbalances, stretch of the ventricle (or 1 of the chambers), or a genetic condition like Brugada's syndrome r all possible. I doubt it's related to ischemia or restricted blood flow- u r too young to have atherosclerotic heart disease. But follow the investigational plan laid out by ur doctor & find the cause. GL! Read more...
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...

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...

Ventricular tachycardia managment?

Various. Depends on the severity of the v tach, and your underlying heart condition. Medications such as the Cordarone (amiodarone) you are taking will often control it. In some cases the arrhythmia is treated with an ablation, an invasive procedure performed in a cath lab. Discuss with your cardiologist. Read more...
Ep. This is a serious condition and you must see an electrophysiologist. If normal heart, it is possible at your age to manage with medication but often can have an ablation and cure it. Read more...