Ventricular Tachycardia


Usually between 100 to 220/bpm, but can be as rapid as 250/bpm

P wave

Obscured if present and are unrelated to the QRS complexes.


Wide and bizarre morphology


As with PVCs


Three or more ventricular beats in a row; may be regular or irregular.

Ventricular tachycardia almost always occurs in diseased hearts.

Some common causes are:

Patients are often symptomatic with this dysrhythmia.

Ventricular tachycardia can quickly deteriorate into ventricular fibrillation.

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Ventricular tachycardia is characterized by:

3 or more Ventricular beats in a row
A rate of 100-220 bpm
Wide and bizarre QRS complexes
All of the above