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Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation and torsade de pointes are 4 major types of ventricular arrythmias.
PVCs are benign and usually dont need treatment
rest of ventricaluar arrythmias are life threatening and need immediate intervention.
ischemic heart disease is no.1 cause of ventricuar arrythmias.
electrolyte disturbances mainly low or high potassium level both cause ventricular arrythmias.
low magnesium also causes ventricular arrythmias especially torsade/ and magnesium is often given in treament.
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