Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Fibrillation

VT and VF can be caused by ischemia, infarction, cardiomyopathy, toxicities; QRS complex is wide. Differential included SVT with aberrant conduction. Treatment in unstable patients: assume VT (not SVT with aberrant conduction) and cardiovert. Stable patients: IV amiodarone. For polymorphic VT, consider magnesium.
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