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Ventricular tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia is a fast, often regular heart beat which begins in the lower chambers (ventricles). When the lower chambers beat too fast the heart does not pump well and the body doesn’t receive enough oxygenated blood.

 

If this rhythm is sustained it can lower your blood pressure and result in dizziness or light-headedness or even cardiac arrest.

 

Methods of treatment can include medication, ablation procedures or an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD).