The usual rate is 160-240/min with a regular rhythm.
Ventricular tachycardia is either non-sustained (lasting <30 sec) or sustained.
Acute myocardial infarction
Ischemic heart disease
Mitral valve prolapse
THE sustained VT Treatment of choice is an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator device (ICD).
Non- sustained VT • Beta-blockers reduce the incidence of sudden death by 40-50%. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator device (ICD) • Amiodarone
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