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- n. ventricular tachycardia
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Of course mine is episodic, not constant, and turned out to be v-tach instead of a-fib, so what do I know?
I did a big double take when my partner attached the cardiac monitor, though, because he was in supraventricular tachycardia above 200 bpm, occasionally morphing into prolonged runs of v-tach.
In the past few months I have transported two seemingly-stable patients who turned out to be in ventricular tachycardia (v-tach).
Immediately the heart rate began reading in the 150s reliably (her radial pulse had felt normal, as was her blood pressure), and I thought it had to be wrong so I put her on the cardiac monitor and sure enough, classic v-tach.