О.J. Zharinov, V.О. Кuts, О.М. GrytsayVentricular tachycardias.

The lecture summarizes approaches to evaluation, risk stratification and treatment choice in patients with ventricular tachycardias (VT). The classification of VT according to duration, morphology and electrophysiological mechanisms is provided. Electrocardiography criteria of differential diagnosis of VT and supraventricular tachycardias with wide QRS complexes, principles of substrate evaluation and of monomorphic VT source localization are characterized in detail. Principles of VT management depending on background heart disease, electrophysiological mechanisms and VT morphology, indications for antiarrhythmic therapy, catheter treatment, implantation of automatic internal cardioverter-defibrillator and revascularization procedures are summarized.

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