Supraventricular Tachycardia Top 10
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Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
Reviewed: March 6, 2021
Supraventricular tachycardia may be defined as an abnormally rapid heart rhythm originating above the ventricles, often, but not always, with a narrow QRS complex on the ECG. The differential diagnosis for such rhythms includes sinus tachycardia, AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia, AV re-entrant tachycardia, atrial tachycardia, sinoatrial nodal re-entrant tachycardia, multifocal atrial tachycardia, junctional tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and atrial flutter. This tutorial will primarily focus on AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT), AV reentrant tachycardia (AVRT), and atrial tachycardia (AT).
You Will Learn
- To identify SVT rhythms on the ECG.
- To define the correct uses of adenosine.
- To correctly manage patients with pre-excitation syndromes.