Ventricular Arrhythmias

How to Cite This Chapter: Acosta Velez JG, Amit G, Hernández Ruiz EA, Trusz-Gluza M, Leśniak W. Ventricular Arrhythmias. McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine. Kraków: Medycyna Praktyczna. Accessed June 05, 2020.
Last Updated: December 10, 2018
Last Reviewed: August 5, 2019
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Definition, EtiologyTop

Ventricular tachycardias (VTs) are wide-QRS rhythms (QRS complex >120 milliseconds) that originate in the ventricle. Depending on the presence and type of structural heart disease, they are classified into 3 main types:

1) Idiopathic VT.

2) VT following myocardial infarction.

3) VT in nonischemic cardiomyopathy.

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