Tachycardia

Tachycardia Your Health

Treatment Options

Treatment Options for Tachycardia

Treatments for tachycardia range from medication to surgery. 

There are several treatment options available for people who experience tachycardia. Tachycardia can be ventricular (in the lower chambers of the heart) or atrial (in the upper chambers of the heart). Your heart doctor will determine the treatment that's best for your condition.

Ventricular Tachycardia Treatments

  • Medications
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

Ventricular Fibrillation Treatments

  • External defibrillation
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
  • Medications

Atrial Flutter Treatments

  • Medications
  • Cardiac ablation

Atrial Fibrillation Treatments

  • Medications
  • Cardioversion
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
  • Cardiac ablation
  • Surgery

Your doctor may also discuss lifestyle changes with you.


This website is intended to be educational and is not to be used as a diagnostic tool. It is not intended to replace the information provided to you by your healthcare providers and does not constitute medical advice. The information may not be directly applicable for your individual clinical circumstance. Please talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.