Ventricular Tachycardia Causes Hypotension Because

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Definition

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a rapid heartbeat that starts in the ventricles.


Alternative Names

Wide-complex tachycardia; V tach; Tachycardia - ventricular


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Ventricular tachycardia is a pulse rate of more than 100 beats per minute, with at least three irregular heartbeats in a row.

The condition can develop as an early or late complication of a heart attack. It may also occur in patients with:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Heart surgery
  • Myocarditis
  • Valvular...
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