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Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

VT is an arrhythmia involving the lower chambers of the heart. It is a dangerous arrhythmia because it may cause sudden death or fainting due to low blood pressure.
Causes of VT

  1. Heart attack
  2. Viral myocarditis
  3. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  4. Dilated cardiomyopathy
  5. Complex congenital heart disease
  6. Congenital long QT syndrome
  7. Brugada Syndrome
  8. Electrolyte abnormalities – eg potassium, magnesium, calcium
  9. Adrenal gland tumours
VT may also occur in structurally normal hearts – this is called idiopathic VT.
An ECG showing VT is shown below
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Treatment of VT
  1. Drugs
  2. Electrical cardioversion
  3. Catheter ablation
  4. Defibrillator implantation

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Monday to Friday : 08:30 - 17:30 hours
Saturday : 08:30 - 12:30 hours
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

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Contact Info

Ruth Kam
Heart & Arrhythmia Clinic
290 Orchard Road, #14-10 Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel: 6333 6866 | Fax: 6333 6266
Ruth Kam
Heart & Arrhythmia Clinic @ Farrer
1 Farrer Park Station Road, #07-11 Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre, Singapore 217562
Tel: 6443 0468 | Fax: 6443 0467