What is familial ventricular tachycardia (VT)?

Updated: Dec 05, 2017
  • Author: Steven J Compton, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Familial VT is characterized by paroxysmal VT in the absence of cardiomyopathy or another identifiable electrophysiologic disorder. Familial VT is rare; investigation of families with paroxysmal VT will frequently reveal disorders such as Brugada syndrome, long QT syndrome, or catecholaminergic polymorphic VT. In at least one case, however, these disorders were ruled out, and the patient was found to have a somatic mutation in the GNAI2 gene. [32]


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