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NOTICE: This condition is a medical emergency. Call 911 for immediate care.

Overview

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a very fast heartbeat caused by a malfunction in one of the heart's ventricles. It is a pulse of more than 100 beats per minute with at least three irregular heartbeats in a row. VT can occur with or withou[read article]

Tests for Ventricular Tachycardia

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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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An intracardiac electrophysiology study is a minimally invasive procedure that helps cardiologists diagnose heart rhythm problems, which are also known as arrhythmi...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Auscultation is the medical term for when your doctor uses a stethoscope to listen to the sounds inside your body. During this simple test, the stethoscope acts as ...  More
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A Holter monitor is a small of portable, battery-powered medical device that measures the heart's activity such as rate and rhythm). This testing is ordered wh...  More
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Multiple Gated Acquisition (MUGA) Scanning
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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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Medical Procedures for Ventricular Tachycardia

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Cardiac ablation is a procedure performed by a cardiologist , a doctor who specializes in heart problems. It involves threading catheters (long, flexible wires) thr...  More
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Cardioversion is a procedure that can correct an irregular heart rhythm. An irregular heartbeat is also known as an arrhythmia . An arrhythmia occurs when the elect...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Ventricular Tachycardia

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Implantation of Automatic Cardiac Defibrillator
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Prescribed Medications for Ventricular Tachycardia

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AMIODARONE (a MEE oh da rone) is an antiarrhythmic drug. It helps make your heart beat regularly. Because of the side effects caused by this medicine, it is only us...  More
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LIDOCAINE (LYE doe kane) is an anesthetic. It causes loss of feeling in the skin or other tissues. It is used to prevent and to treat pain from some procedures.  More
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PROCAINAMIDE (proe kane A mide) is an antiarrhythmic drug. It helps make your heart beat regularly. This medicine also helps to slow rapid heartbeats.  More
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AMIODARONE (a MEE oh da rone) is an antiarrhythmic drug. It helps make your heart beat regularly. Because of the side effects caused by this medicine, it is only us...  More
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