Tag Archives: SVT

The Trouble with Sinus Tachycardia

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  Sometimes recognizing sinus tachycardia can give us fits. What? Sinus tachycardia? One of the most basic rhythms? The discussion that follows will highlight some of the difficulties sinus tach can present at high rates. The pitfalls of using the generalized term "SVT" will also be discussed. This discussion is not meant to imply that […]

Snapshot Discussion: 32 year old Male–Chest Discomfort

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Here is the discussion for the Snapshot Case: 32 year old male–Chest Discomfort. Sorry for the delay. If you recall, we have a young patient, a 32 year old male, with a heart rate too rapid to count. He is alert and oriented, and has a good pressure (126/70). He has been in the following […]

Narrow complex tachycardias – Part III

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Documenting the heart’s response to adenosine Let’s look at some different cases where adenosine was used. Rather than give you all the details about the age, gender, chief complaint, and vital signs, I’m just going to show you the rhythm strips. Right now I’m only concerned with how the heart behaves during the administration adenosine. […]

Narrow complex tachycardias – Part II

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Here’s a call that was very well executed. The patient was a 35 year old Hispanic female; walk-in patient at a volunteer clinic. Through an interpreter it was learned that the patient was complaining of palpitations and slight chest discomfort. The onset was sudden. The medical history was significant for “arrhythmias”. No medications. Skin: warm […]

Narrow complex tachycardias – Part I

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I've come to dislike the term "SVT" (supraventricular tachycardia). In the first place, it's not an arrhythmia. It's an umbrella term that covers a group of arrhythmias which require the AV node for their maintenance. Most importantly, it includes sinus tachycardia! For some reason, this is a difficult concept for many clinicians to grasp, partly […]

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Cardiac Rhythm Analysis, 12-Lead ECG Interpretation, Resuscitation
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CC
80 Year Old Male: Fall
You know.. the story says "suddenly he found himself on the ground, which he attributes to tripping on the runner rug in the hallway." If you want to look at the patient first… an unwitnessed fall with that kind of EKG (long qt in particular) in an 80 year old male who has been on…
2014-08-13 04:02:10
David Baumrind
"Treat the patient not the monitor?"- Redux
Jason, thank you for your comments!
2014-08-11 18:21:02
The LITFL Review 141 - LITFL
Pit Crew CPR – The Explicit Details
[…] CPR? Read about it in a brief post by Tom Bouthillet of the EMS 12-Lead Blog. Tom also outlines the entire pit crew CPR model in this post. […]
2014-08-11 02:36:15
Jason
"Treat the patient not the monitor?"- Redux
David- I agree with your post to a point. I wholeheartedly agree with your frustration at those who post the catch phrase in question when we are discussing ekg's on line in a learning environment. This website has no room for the phrase. Give it your best attempt and read what others have to say.…
2014-08-10 17:45:09
The LITFL Review 135 - LITFL
Revisiting Transcutaneous Cardiac Pacing
[…] familiar with the various presentations of false capture while engaging in the procedure? Check out this detailed post from the EMS 12-Lead Blog. […]
2014-08-10 17:14:07

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