Wide complex tachycardia

Mithilesh Kumar Das, Archana Rajdev, Vikas Kalra

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Abstract

A patient with a wide complex tachycardia (WCT) needs immediate attention because it is often a life-threatening arrhythmia, especially in the presence of structural heart disease. A quick but careful evaluation of various ECG criteria points toward the accurate diagnosis. The quick and correct diagnosis helps not only in prompt treatment but also in the optimal long-term management of these patients. This review discusses the differential diagnosis of WCT using various ECG criteria, correlation with intracardiac findings during electrophysiology study, and its management in brief.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-523
Number of pages13
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Catheter ablation
  • Supraventricular tachycardia with aberrancy
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Wide complex tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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