Glossary

Ventricular tachycardia
Alternative Terms: VT

A rapid heartbeat that is caused by abnormal impulses coming from one single area of the ventricle. The rapid heart rate of between 120-250 beats per minute can lead to dizziness, impaired vision and, eventually, unconsciousness

Author(s): Kinderherzstiftung, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Sticker, Hermine Nock
Last updated: 2009-04-28