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Ventricular Tachycardia

– originates from the ventricles

– at least 3 consecutive ventricular contractions.

– QRS Complex is widened

Rate

  • Ventricular:  unknown
  • Atrial: Absent

Rhythm

  • R-R Interval: Regular
  • P-P Interval: Absent

Duration

  • PR Interval: Absent
  • QRS Complex:  Chaotic, bizzare and widened

Ventricular Tachycardia

– ♣ Can lead to cardiac arrest or V Fib.

– paroxysm of 3 beats or more.

– Prepare patient for cardioversion.

 

 

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