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Ventricular tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia

Overview

Ventricular tachycardia is a rapid resting heart rate initiated within the ventricles, typically at 160 - 240 beats per minute (normal resting rate is 60 - 100 beats per minute).

Update Date 5/13/2014

Updated by: Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.