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Treating ventricular tachycardia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19681568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmia requiring emergency medical care. VT is readily recognized on the electrocardiogram. VT is usually caused by ischemic or structural heart disease, electrolyte disturbances, or the effects of drug therapy. Emergency treatment of VT follows the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) algorithms for pulseless VT and stable and unstable VT with a pulse.
Authors:
Marjorie McDonough
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of continuing education in nursing     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0022-0124     ISO Abbreviation:  J Contin Educ Nurs     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-17     Completed Date:  2009-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0262321     Medline TA:  J Contin Educ Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  342-3     Citation Subset:  N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009, SLACK Incorporated.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Algorithms
Electrocardiography
Emergency Treatment / standards*
Humans
Nursing Assessment
Tachycardia, Ventricular / nursing*

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