Our Safe Care Commitment

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Specialists in Ventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia is an abnormally fast heartbeat. Like other types of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), it is caused by a problem with the heart's electrical system, which stimulates the heart to squeeze and relax. Ventricular tachycardia starts in the heart's ventricles (lower chambers). Experts usually define ventricular tachycardia as three or more heartbeats in a row, at a rate of more than 120 beats per minute. If tachycardia lasts for more than a few seconds at a time, it can be life-threatening. Learn more about how we treat Ventricular tachycardia.

Why Choose Us

TheĀ Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Brigham and Women's Heart & Vascular Center, we have years of experience diagnosing and treating ventricular tachycardia. As a patient, you can count on:

  • Expertise in treating the most complex cases of ventricular tachycardia, including those deemed untreatable at other centers
  • Access to the most advanced imaging technologies, including cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography), cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cardiac PET-CT, electrocardiogram, Holter monitor, and an innovative mapping system, used to increase the accuracy of ablations; these technologies translate to more accurate diagnoses for patients
  • Coordinated care from the No. 7 best hospital for cardiology & heart surgery in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
  • Access to the most innovative procedures, techniques, and devices, including ablation techniques not widely available at other centers. We are one of only three centers in the U.S. using needle catheter ablations, to reach within the thickness of the heart wall. We also offer stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for some patients with ventricular tachycardia, as well as ablations without fluoroscopy (radiation).
  • Expert care delivered by a team of surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses who specialize in treating patients with ventricular tachycardia and who are continually working to advance patient care
  • Our team of cardiac specialists offer Virtual Visits to consult with you while you stay at home. Whether for an initial consult, second opinion, pre-op or follow-up care, we will keep you connected to your care and on track with your treatment plan.

Request an Appointment

We are steadfast in our commitment to treating you in the safest possible environment and are seeing patients both in person and through Virtual Visits. To request an appointment, please call 857-307-6048 Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm ET or complete the form to receive a callback.


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