Ventricular tachycardia

ventricular tachycardia

(Science: cardiology) abnormal accelerated ventricular rhythm with a usual rate of 150-200 beats per minute.

Because ventricular tachycardia originates in the ventricle, it appears as a wide complex rhythm on eCG. A potentially unstable rhythm that may result in fainting, low blood pressure, shock or sudden death.

ventricular tachycardia has the potential of degrading to the more serious ventricular fibrillation. Ventricular tachycardia is a common and often, lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).

Origin: Gr. Kardia = heart


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 2,238 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link