Ventricular tachycardia treatment options
The heart specialists at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas offer several different ventricular tachycardia treatment options, including:
Ventricular tachycardia medications are generally the first treatment of choice for those with no underlying heart disease. If these ventricular tachycardia medications prove unsuccessful, a defibrillator may be used to detect when a person's heart is beating too fast and send a shock to return it to normal.
Defibrillators can either be worn externally or implanted under the person's skin as a ventricular tachycardia treatment option. Here at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas, we also use defibrillators for patients with advanced heart disease whose cardiac events have created damage to the inside or outside of the heart. These areas are often the sources of tachycardia.
Ventricular tachycardia ablation
Ventricular tachycardia ablation is a procedure used to mitigate or eliminate the ventricles' areas that are sources of erratic electrical signals that result in abnormally fast heartbeats. For those with no underlying heart disease, ventricular tachycardia ablation can be a proactive treatment that will prevent the person from having to use a defibrillator.