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)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
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)

(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)

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

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

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

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
hypomania
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
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)

(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)

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

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

(Arycor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ventricular tachycardia (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 26
40s 37
50s 52
60s 45
70+ 21
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 15
20-29 years 17
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 12
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 9
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 57
Female 136

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 98
Not Diagnosed 9

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