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...
  • Print
Answer

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.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!