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.
- Catheter ablation
- Supraventricular tachycardia with aberrancy
- Ventricular tachycardia
- Wide complex tachycardia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Physiology (medical)