Disease Information for Ventricular tachycardia

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Fast Constant Heart Rate 150-170
Palpitations/Skipped beats
Presyncope
Skipped beats
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Tachycardia/no change with respiration
Collapse/Prostration
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Onset/Abrupt/Sudden
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Anorexia nervosa
Patient/Cardiomyopathy
Diagnostic Test Results
Electrodiagnosis
Electrophysiologic/cardiac conduction study abnormal
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Narrow QRS tachycardia (ECG)
EKG/Prolonged QRS interval (ECG)
EKG/Pseudoinfarction pattern/Q Waves/atypical (ECG)
EKG/QRS greater than .12 ms/wide (ECG)
EKG/QS pattern V1-V3/anterior leads (ECG)
EKG/RSR' in V1 (ECG)
EKG/S Wave V6 (ECG)
EKG/Signal QRS averaging late potential Baseline (ECG)
EKG/Wide QRS pattern tachycardia (ECG)
EKG/Widened QRS pattern (ECG)
EKG/RR Interval scatter Baseline (ECG)
EKG/T-Alternans Baseline (ECG)
EKG/Left-axis deviation (ECG)
EKG/AV dissociation (ECG)
EKG/Fusion beats (ECG)
EKG/Changes/abnormalities (ECG)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Cardiogenic syncope
Syncope/Fainting
Ventricular, paroxysmal tachycardia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
Process
PROCESS/Tachyarrhythmia (ex)
Synonyms
Synonym
Tachycardia ventric, tachycardia ventricular, Tachycardias Ventricular, V tach, Ventricular tachyarrhythmia, Ventricular tachyarrhythmia (disorder), ventricular tachycardia, Ventricular tachycardia (disorder), Ventricular Tachycardias, Ventricular techycardia, VT, VT Ventricular tachycardia, Synonym/VT, Synonym/V-Tach
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Contraindication
RX/Adenosine (Adenocard)
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Amiodarone (Cordarone)
RX/Anti-arrhythmic drug
RX/Disopyramide (Norpace)
RX/Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
RX/Moricizine (Ethmozine)
RX/Procainamide (Pronestyl)
RX/Propranolol (Inderal)
RX/Quinidine (Quinaglute)
RX/Sotalol (Betapace)
SX/Implanted cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD)
Other Treatments
TX/Cardioversion.
TX/Intensive care management
Definition

An abnormally rapid ventricular rhythm with wide QRS complexes, usually in excess of 150 per minute. It is generated within the ventricle, below the BUNDLE OF HIS, and is most commonly associated with atrioventricular dissociation.

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