Ventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular Tachycardia is characterized by a very fast heart rate, Ventricular Tachycardia usually is seen in the setting of other serious heart disease. Occasionally, it occurs in people with normal hearts. It usually requires prompt treatment, sometimes with medication. Sometimes it is treated with radiofrequency ablation or surgery.Often people with VT are protected by implantation of a defibrillator. Because Ventricular Tachycardia can lead to ventricular fibrillation it is considered a serious condition that warrants aggressive monitoring and treatment.

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