East London Clinic -   020 8819 9477

Harley Street Clinic - 080 0955 8583

Dr*Stephen Ferguson PhD ND - 079 4926 4356

Email: enquiries@drstephenferguson.com

0 Items: £0.00

Ventricular tachycardia

A gravely serious cardiac arrhythmia in which each heartbeat is initiated from electrical activity in the ventricles (the lower heart chambers) rather than from the sinoatrial node in the right atrium (upper heart chamber).

It is an abnormally fast heart rate due to serious heart disease, such as myocardial infarction (heart attack) or cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle). It can last for a few minutes or for several days.

Diagnosis is confirmed by ECG. Emergency treatment is with defibrillation (administration of an electric shock to the heart) and antiarrhythmic drugs taken.

Monthly Newsletter

Stay Information On Our Latest news,

© Copyright 2014 Dr Stephen Ferguson. All rights reserved.  |  T&C