Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a rapid, abnormal rhythm that originates in the ventricles or lower heart chambers. When sustained or prolonged, ventricular tachycardia can cause serious symptoms or degenerate to fatal ventricular fibrillation.
In the vast majority of cases, ventricular tachycardia occurs in the setting of significant underlying heart disease including: Ventricular tachycardia can also occur in the presence of: SYMPTOMS
Short runs of ventricular tachycardia may not cause noticeable symptoms. Longer or sustained episodes of VT however may be experienced as: Abraham Salacata, MD, FACC