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Ventricular Tachycardia: Frequently Asked Questions

What is ventricular tachycardia?

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is an abnormal and life-threatening heart rhythm where the controlling impulse starts in the ventricles, the lower heart chambers. Because it causes the heart to beat so fast – 150 to 200 beats per minute – it may result in very low blood pressure and dizziness or loss of consciousness. If the arrhythmia is not resolved, it may turn into ventricular fibrillation (VF) in which many different impulses from the ventricle try to signal the heart to beat. ...
Ventricular tachycardia(VT) is a fast heartbeat caused by abnormal impulses coming from a single area of the ventricle.

What is the difference between ventricular tachycardia and supraventricular tachycardia?

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a fast heart rate originating in the lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles). The ventricles produce impulses that make the heart beat too quickly. With this disorder, the heart doesn't fill with enough blood between beats to meet the body's needs. If left untreated, ventricular tachycardia can deteriorate into ventricular fibrillation, which is a life-threatening arrhythmia that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. ...
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Ventricular tachycardia, or VT, is a fast heart rate originating in the lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles). The ventricles produce impulses that make the heart beat too quickly. With this disorder, the heart doesn't fill with enough blood between beats to meet the body's needs. If left untreated, ventricular tachycardia can deteriorate into ventricular fibrillation, which is a life-threatening arrhythmia that can lead to sudden cardiac death. ...
Ventricular tachycardia, or VT, is a fast heart rate originating in the lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles). The ventricles produce impulses that make the heart beat too quickly. With this disorder, the heart doesn't fill with enough blood between beats to meet the body's needs. If left untreated, ventricular tachycardia can deteriorate into ventricular fibrillation, which is a life-threatening arrhythmia that can lead to sudden cardiac death. ...
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Are you able to shock conscious ventricular tachycardia (VT)?

The decision over whether to shock is always in the hands of the clinician. ZOLL defibrillators will shock if the decision is made to proceed with this course of treatment if the clinician wishes to do so.
The decision over whether to shock is always in the hands of the clinician. ZOLL defibs will shock if the decision is made to proceed with this course of treatment if the clinician wishes to do so.
The decision over whether to shock is always in the hands of the clinician. ZOLL defibs will shock if the decision is made to procede with this course of treatment if the clinician wishes to do so.
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