Tachyarrhythmia Recognition & Management
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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)
- Assess hemodynamic status:
- Is pt hypotensive?
- Is there evidence of tissue hypoperfusion?
- “When in doubt, knock it out”- severe hemodynamic instability caused by tachycardia requires prompt cardioversion (DCC). Note: ST and MAT does not respond to DCC.
- Evaluate for CHF.
- Evaluate for active ischemia.
- If any of the above are yes, then the pt is unstable & requires immediate treatment per ACLS
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Last updated: May 5, 2010
"Tachyarrhythmia Recognition & Management." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534013/all/Tachyarrhythmia_Recognition_&.
Tachyarrhythmia Recognition & Management. Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534013/all/Tachyarrhythmia_Recognition_&. Accessed May 20, 2019.
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