The diagnosis and management of ventricular arrhythmias

  title={The diagnosis and management of ventricular arrhythmias},
  author={Kurt C. Roberts-Thomson and Dennis H. Lau and Prashanthan Sanders},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
The term 'ventricular arrhythmias' incorporates a wide spectrum of abnormal cardiac rhythms, from single premature ventricular complexes to sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT), polymorphic VT, and ventricular fibrillation. Sustained ventricular arrhythmias are the most common cause of sudden cardiac death. These arrhythmias occur predominantly in patients with structural heart disease, but are also seen in patients with no demonstrable cardiac disease. The diagnosis of VT can be… CONTINUE READING
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