Ventricular Arrhythmia

Compared to atrial arrhythmia, ventricular arrhythmia can be a more serious arrhythmia. Ventricular arrhythmia begins in the lower chambers of the heart and includes:

  • Ventricular tachycardia: A rapid rhythm that can prevent the heart from filling up with enough blood.
  • Ventricular fibrillation: A disorganized firing of impulses from the ventricles.
  • Long QT Syndrome: The heart muscle taking too long to contract and recover.

Abnormal electrical impulses in the lower chambers of the heart cause ventricular arrhythmia, which interrupts blood flow from the heart to other parts of the body. People with ventricular arrhythmias can feel palpitations, along with chest pain, and may experience difficulty breathing and excessive sweating.

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Heart Rhythm Disorders Information Guide

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