Can you defibrillate any patient in ventricular tachycardia?

Yes . Yes but only when the tachycardia is fast and not tolerated . But the electric current has to be synchronized with the heart beat.This is most appropriately called cardioversion than defibrillation the latter being unsynchronized electric shock for ventricular fibrillation which is a chaotic ineffective rhythm.

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ventricular tachycardia?

Yes. We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. Read more...
No. If you are a cardiologist that specializes in the electrical aspects of the heart's function (an electrophysiologist) you probably do see your fair share. For the rest of doctors ventricular tachycardia is fortunately not common enough to see that often. Read more...

Any mechanical treatments for an idiopathic ventricular tachycardia?

Ablation. Some cases of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia (VT) can be treated with catheter ablation procedures. For dangerous forms of VT, an ICD may be required to prevent complications. This should be discussed with a heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist), to help you weigh the risks and benefits. Read more...