Ventricular tachycardia

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What is ventricular tachycardia?

Ventricular tachycardia is a fast heart rhythm, that originates in one of the ventricles of the heart. This is a potentially life-threatening arrhythmia because it may lead to ventricular fibrillation, asystole, and sudden death.

Common symptoms reported by people with ventricular tachycardia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ventricular tachycardia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) fatigue (1)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
ventricular tachycardia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cartia XT)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
ventricular tachycardia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Carnitor)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
ventricular tachycardia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Toprol XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
ventricular tachycardia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Arycor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
ventricular tachycardia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with ventricular tachycardia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ventricular tachycardia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2) fatigue (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for ventricular tachycardia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
ventricular tachycardia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cartia XT)
Perceived effectiveness
for ventricular tachycardia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness with hypotension upon standing
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
ventricular tachycardia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Carnitor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ventricular tachycardia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Toprol XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ventricular tachycardia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Arycor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ventricular tachycardia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ventricular tachycardia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ventricular tachycardia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 12
30s 23
40s 39
50s 46
60s 37
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 15
20-29 years 17
30-39 years 12
40-49 years 12
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 7
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

72% Female
28% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 83
Not Diagnosed 9

These charts show data from ventricular tachycardia patients who have completed their condition history
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