Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Ventricular Tachycardia (RVOT VT) is a common arrhythmia in young patients without heart disease. It is characterized by repetitive bursts and premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and symptoms of palpitations. The episodes can be short-lived or sustained for longer time periods. Triggers of episodes include exercise, stress, caffeine, fatigue, and, in women only, periods of hormonal variations, including premenstrual period, pregnancy, perimenopausal, and with the administration of birth control pills. Benign RVOT-VT must be differentiated from a more serious and potentially lethal condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD), which can also cause right ventricular tachycardias. Proper medical consultation and evaluation should be sought in anyone who has palpitations and certainly in those in whom ventricular tachycardia of any type is seen.
NOTICE: The information provided on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice,
diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your
physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on Wellsphere.
If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.