Ventrical Tachycardia (VT) is a rapid heartbeat that begins in the ventricles, muscular chambers that pump blood out of the heart to the lungs and other organs.
Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC)
PVCs are abnormal heartbeats that occur in one of the heart's ventricles earlier than the next expected beat. PVCs are common and can feel as if your heart skipped beat.
Risk for Sudden Death
Coronary Heart Disease (CAD)
A narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart.
Weakening or change in the heart muscle that occurs when the heart cannot pump blood as it should or has difficulty with other heart functions.
Inheritable Cardiac Disease
- Long QT: a heart rhythm disorder that can cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. The rapid heartbeats may result in sudden fainting.
- Brugada: a genetic disease characterized by abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) findings and an increased risk of sudden death.
- Non-Compaction: a heart muscle condition affecting the left ventricular muscle wall causing it to be non-compact and consisting of a meshwork of muscle bands called trabeculations.
- Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia / Cardiomyopathy (ARVD/ARVC): a genetic condition that causes the replacement of the right ventricle cardiac muscle with fibrous, fatty issue. Resulting arrhythmias can produce palpitations or loss of consciousness.
- Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT): a rare condition causing the heart to beat abnormally quickly during physicial activity or high levels of emotion, but shows no structural problems of the heart. The rapid heartbeat may cause dizziness, loss of consciousness or sudden death.