Chad Wagner, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Chad Wagner

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Unusual dysrhythmias

Unusual dysrhythmias Also known as: Dysrhythmias NOS Related conditions: Pre-excitation tachycardia = WPW, heart blocks: 1st degree, 2nd degree and 3rd degree, Brugada syndrome and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia 1. Description of the problem The differential diagnosis of a wide complex tachycardia (QRS greater than .12 sec) includes ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia…

Ventricular tachycardia/Fibrillation, Wide complex tachycardias

Ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia Also known as: Vfib, Vtach, wide complex tachycardias Related conditions: Pulseless ventricular tachycardia, monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, polymorphic ventricular tachycardia 1. Description of the problem Early diagnosis and rapid defibrillation of ventricular fibrillation (Vfib) and pulseless ventricular tachycardia can significantly increase chances for survival. Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) emphasizes high-quality…

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