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What are the best treatments for an idiopathic ventricular tachycardia?

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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Multiple

The ones that come from the base of the heart are sensitive to both calcium channel blockers and blockers.
There is a specific variety termed ilvt that is only verapamil sensitive. All are amenable to catheter ablation for cure.

In brief: Multiple

The ones that come from the base of the heart are sensitive to both calcium channel blockers and blockers.
There is a specific variety termed ilvt that is only verapamil sensitive. All are amenable to catheter ablation for cure.
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Dr. Ryan Cooley
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Vt

depends on several things.
.. sometimes no treatment sometimes meds sometimes ablation

In brief: Vt

depends on several things.
.. sometimes no treatment sometimes meds sometimes ablation
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Catheter Ablation

Verapamil is the classic answer. Beta blockers are also somewhat successful, but the real answer is (if you have a highly competent electrophysiologist [ep]) catheter ablation which solves these problems with >85% efficacy and is generally a lifelong treatment.
These rhythms can be tricky and may need to be approached from the aorta, not just inside the heart. An excellent ep is advised.

In brief: Catheter Ablation

Verapamil is the classic answer. Beta blockers are also somewhat successful, but the real answer is (if you have a highly competent electrophysiologist [ep]) catheter ablation which solves these problems with >85% efficacy and is generally a lifelong treatment.
These rhythms can be tricky and may need to be approached from the aorta, not just inside the heart. An excellent ep is advised.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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