Ventricular arrhythmias in normal hearts Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Heart
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular

abstract

  • Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia (VT) is characterized by two predominant forms. The most common form originates from the right ventricular outflow tract and presents as repetitive monomorphic VT or exercise-induced VT. The tachycardia is adenosine sensitive and is thought to be because of cAMP-mediated triggered activity. The other major form of idiopathic VT is owing to verapamil-sensitive intrafascicular re-entrant tachycardia, which most often originates in the region of the left posterior fascicle. Both forms of idiopathic VT can be readily treated with radiofrequency catheter ablation.

publication date

  • June 15, 2000

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10849873

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 265

end page

  • 91, vii

volume

  • 18

number

  • 2