Also known as VT, Ventricular Tachycardia, V Tach, and Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia
VT or Vt may refer to:Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia, 43% report having shortness of breath, 34% report having sharp chest pain, and 32% report having palpitations. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia are palpitations, irregular heartbeat, and decreased heart rate, although you may still have paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia without those symptoms.
Patients with paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia often receive electrocardiogram, intravenous fluid replacement, electrolytes panel, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), cardiac enzymes measurement, kidney function tests, cardiac monitoring and echocardiography .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia include carvedilol, amiodarone, digoxin, spironolactone, isosorbide, ezetimibe (zetia), sotalol, metolazone, torsemide, mexiletine, adenosine, acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine / salicylamide and bisoprolol (emcor) .
Groups of people at highest risk for paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia include age 75+ years, sex == male and age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia.