Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a fast and dangerous heart rhythm that can lead to sudden cardiac death. Heart failure patients with poor pumping of the heart are at the maximum risk of ventricular tachycardia. Patients usually experience dizziness, fast heart beats, and difficulty in breathing. Extremely fast ventricular tachycardia can also cause loss of consciousness.
People with missed beats or skipped beats may have premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) and are at risk of VT. Patients with severe Mitral valve prolapse (MVP), Genetic disorders like long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, and Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT) are prone to VT.
Treating VT requires a team of heart failure specialists and cardiac electrophysiologists. Curing VT requires a holistic study of the circumstances and then deciding on the course of treatment. In some patients, appropriate medication may come to their rescue. However, in selected cases patients may have to undergo Radiofrequency ablation and may need to be given implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) as a life-saving device.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for VT is a complex procedure performed in centers by experienced cardiac electrophysiologist near me with adequate exposure in VT ablation, and in facilities capable of handling difficult outcomes.
Dr. DCR is proudly one of the very few VT Ablation specialists in India, who is proficient in performing some of the most complex of VT ablations like epicardial VT ablations. He uses state-of-art contact force catheters, 3d navigation systems and intracardiac echo (ICE) for all of his complex VT ablations.
An electrophysiologist and cardiology specialist doctor, he is also a proctor to many doctors in India and teaches them the latest technologies pertaining to VT ablation. Please refer to the links and few press releases below to learn how his patients have benefitted from his complex VT ablations. Schedule an appointment with Dr. DCR, a notable electrophysiologist or ask your queries in the chat box to know more about ventricular tachycardia.