Ventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular Tachycardia

Description

Ventricular tachycardia (V-tach) is a rhythm with a rapid recurrence of premature ventricular contractions with no normal beats in between. If this rhythm persists, emergency medical attention is generally required. In the example above, the rate is 190 – 210 beats per minute.

If this rhythm is persistent and reoccurring cannot be corrected through the use of medication or an ablation, the implantation of an AICD (automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator) may be required.