The paradigm shift: pacing to prevent arrhythmias. Ventricular tachycardia

  • Berndt Lüderitz
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 183)


The two primary pathological mechanisms causing clinical tachycardias are circus movement (reentry) and triggered activity. Reentry is caused by pathological changes in conduction and refractoriness in the myocardial tissues [1]. Ectopic focal impulse formation results from local disturbances of depolarization and repolarization of the cell membrane [2, 3].


Ventricular Tachycardia Cycle Length Cardiac Pace Ventricular Tachy Circus Movement 
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