An EKG shows a V-tach of over 100 BPM. Tachycardia may originate in the ventricles or the atria. V-tach may be stable, unstable, or life-threatening. Simulations demonstrate all three.
Also known as prolonged or long QT intervals, torsades de pointes is an uncommon form of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) characterized by a gradual change in the amplitude and twisting of the QRS complexes around the isoelectric line.
This condition is a lethal dysrhythmia in which no effective contractions are produced. Nurses must make sure the leads are properly connected to the monitor and connected to the patient.
Credits: Ventricular Dysrhythmias: 3-Lead EKG
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This video describes three common ventricular dysrhythmias: ventricular tachycardia, torsades de pointes, and ventricular fibrillation. Art, animations, and scenarios complement and enhance the material. A part of the series 3Lead EKG. (13 minutes)
Length: 14 minutes
Copyright date: ©2007
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