Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Sinus tachycardia
  • Acute atrial fibrillation
  • Chronic atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia
  • AV re-entry tachycardia/Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
  • Multifocal atrial tachycardia
  • Junctional ectopic tachycardia
  • Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia with prior myocardial infarction
  • Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia with normal QT interval
  • Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia: structurally normal heart

Uncommon

  • Sinus node re-entry tachycardia
  • Inappropriate sinus tachycardia
  • Permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia
  • Torsade de pointes
  • Bidirectional ventricular tachycardia
  • Accelerated idioventricular rhythm

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Ramin Shadman

Attending Physician

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Assistant Professor of Medicine

UCLA

Los Angeles

CA

Disclosures

RS declares that he has no competing interests.

Robert W. Rho

Attending Physician

Seattle

WA

Disclosures

RWR is an author of a reference cited in this monograph.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Consultant Cardiologist and Electro-physiologist

St George's Hospital

London

UK

Disclosures

MMG declares that he has no competing interests.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Cardiovascular Diseases

Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville

FL

Disclosures

FK declares that he has no competing interests.

Cardiology Fellow

University of Michigan Health System

Ann Arbor

MI

Disclosures

ZDG declares that he has no competing interests.

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