Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia

Overview

What health problems are part of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia?

The most common health issues affecting individuals diagnosed with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia include dizziness, lightheadedness, and syncope (fainting episodes). These symptoms are caused by ventricular tachycardia, an abnormally fast heartbeat originating from the ventricles of the heart. As the heartbeat speeds up, there isn't adequate time for the heart to fill with blood, resulting in less blood being circulated throughout the body.

For more information regarding the symptoms of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, please refer to the "Symptoms" section. You may also reach out to a genetic counselor. To find a genetic counselor in the United States, please visit the Find a Genetic Counselor page on the National Society of Genetic Counselors website.

Genetics Home Reference. (Reviewed December 2009). Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Retrieved from https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia#.

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