When is screening for ventricular tachycardia (VT) indicated?

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

Screening of first-degree relatives should be contemplated when a patient is identified as having any of the following:

  • Long QT syndrome
  • Short QT syndrome
  • Hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Right ventricular dysplasia

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