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Ventricular tachycardia is when abnormal electrical signals in the lower chambers of the heart cause the heart to beat either too fast or too slow. This does not allow the heart to properly fill with blood so the heart cannot pump enough blood to the vital organs.
Ventricular tachycardia is caused by a disruption in the electrical impulses that control when the heart pumps. Things that can contribute to a disruption in the electrical impulses in the heart include
The symptoms of ventricular tachycardia will vary depending on the length of the episodes. Symptoms for ventricular tachycardia include
Imaging and Diagnostics:
There are many ways for the doctor to diagnose ventricular tachycardia. Below are tests that the doctor may ask the patient to make a proper diagnosis
The goals of treatment for ventricular tachycardia are to restore a normal heart rhythm, control the fast heart rate, and to prevent future episodes. The doctor may suggest the following treatment methods