Ventricular Tachycardia

ECG Features

Figure 1: ECG Strip[1]

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a type of tachycardia, or rapid heart beat, originating in the ventricles.

Table 1: ECG Characteristics[2]

Clinical Significance[3]

  • Rapid heart rates due to VT can damage cardiac output with ensuing hypotension, collapse, and acute cardiac failure.
  • Quick recognition and initiation of treatment, such as electrical cardioversion, is crucial.

ECM Features

Figure 2: ECM Analysis, Record 210[4][5]

ECM Examples

1. Additional Examples of Ventricular Tachycardia (12)

2. Bidirectional Ventricular Tachycardia

Figure 3: Record 223[4][5]

Additional Information


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  3. Ventricular Tachycardia. (n.d.). Retrieved August 8, 2016, from
  4. MIT-BIH Arrhythmia Database. (1980). Retrieved June, 2016, from
  5. Goldberger AL, Amaral LAN, Glass L, Hausdorff JM, Ivanov PCh, Mark RG, Mietus JE, Moody GB, Peng C-K, Stanley HE. PhysioBank, PhysioToolkit, and PhysioNet: Components of a New Research Resource for Complex Physiologic Signals. Circulation101(23):e215-e220 [Circulation Electronic Pages;]; 2000 (June 13).