These potential life-threatening arrhythmias do not originate within the Atria (via the sino-atrial node), it originates in the Ventricle and may result in patients presenting with little to no cardiac output, requiring Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Symptoms may be:
These Arrhythmias include:
There are also many inherited or structural heart conditions that may facilitate the development of Ventricular Arrhythmias such as VT. These may include:
In many cases, these inherited conditions may be treated with medications to prevent the development of the Ventricular Arrhythmias. Similarly, these patients may be candidates for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD’s) or Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy in the case that the patients’ have heart failure due to Cardiomyopathy (of any cause).1
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