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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.
The 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:
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