In 1980 Wisconsinís first surgery for ventricular tachycardia is performed.
This results from a series of rapidly firing electrical impulses arising from within the ventricles. Often, the resultant ventricular contractions are ineffective in pumping enough blood to vital organs like the brain leading to symptoms like dizziness, fainting, and sometimes cardiac arrest. This is a serious arrhythmia and is usually due to underlying scarring in the ventricles due to previous heart attack.
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