How should unstable patients with monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) be treated?

Updated: Dec 05, 2017
  • Author: Steven J Compton, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Unstable patients with monomorphic VT should be immediately treated with synchronized direct current (DC) cardioversion, usually at a starting energy dose of 100 J (monophasic). Unstable polymorphic VT is treated with immediate defibrillation. Please refer to the most current ACLS guidelines, which are subject to periodic revision.

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