Ventricular Tachycardia ECG

Overview

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a rapid heartbeat over 100 bpm that originates in the ventricles. The EKG will show three or more irregular heartbeats in a row. Ventricular tachycardia can be classified by type. Several types of VT, including Monomorphic, Polymorphic and Torsade de Pointes are available for review on this website. Ventricular tachycardia requires immediate medical attention.


Ventricular Tachycardia ECG Features

Look for rhythm that is regular, with heart rate that is fast (100-250 bpm). Notice that the P wave is absent. The PR interval is not measurable. The QRS is wide (>0.10 sec), bizarre appearance.
RhythmRegular
RateFast (100-250 bpm)
P WaveAbsent
PR IntervalNot measurable
QRSWide (>0.10 sec), bizarre appearance
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Ventricular Tachycardia ECG Tracing

Ventricular Tachycardia ECG tracing
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