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Paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia

Also known as VT, Ventricular Tachycardia, V Tach, and Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia

VT or Vt may refer to:

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

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.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

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 .

Common Medications

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) .

Carvedilol
$16
(28 days)
Amiodarone
$18
(28 days)
Digoxin
$6
(28 days)
Spironolactone
$11
(28 days)
Isosorbide
$12
(28 days)
Ezetimibe (Zetia)
$100
(28 days)
Sotalol
$19
(28 days)
Metolazone
$22
(28 days)
Torsemide
$23
(28 days)
Mexiletine
$34
(28 days)
Adenosine

Bisoprolol (Emcor)
$26
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

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.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.4x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
2.6x
75+ years
3.4x

Sex

Male
1.7x
Female
0.5x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.4x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.3x
Other
0.4x
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