The algorithm labeled supra-ventricular tachycardia has been around for approximately 30 years emergency medical community. There are many individuals who have contributed to study and research how to treat this lethal cardiac arrhythmia. The American Heart Association has been the leader in developing new treatments for implementation by emergency medical personnel.
The doctors and paramedics of the Atlanta medical Academy have been trained in advanced cardiac life support which helps them to manage these tachycardia. If the patient looks good and is per-fusing, we administer medical care in the form of vagal maneuvers. We can also correct the rhythm by placing the patients hand in ice water.
However, their times when the patient looks bad. It is in these situations when the patients are most critical. The patient is usually near cardiovascular collapse and as a result they will require immediate administration of Adenosine. The patient may experience chest pain, nausea or vomiting and may be even unconscious.
We should be there to help these individuals by providing high level of emergency medical care to them and the prehospital care of our. The Supra Ventricular Tachycardia is the least of your worries it comes to managing the patient with a dysrhythmia. The ACLS certification will new physicians and paramedics provide excellent care.
The patients who looked dead and by that I mean the ones who are not awake and conscious are the ones most likely to die. We have to be very aggressive And provide synchronized cardioversion as soon as possible. The synchronized cardioversion syntax a way to correct supra-ventricular tachycardia. It is up to us to make sure that the patient receives the right medical care each every time.
If the complex is a wide tachycardia, we should consider an antiarrhythmic such as amiodarone or lidocaine is the first line of treatment. The tachycardia may not a reentry pathway,but maybe the normal rhythm of the cardiac patient. Last but not least, be sure to contact your physician is possible receive high-level tertiary care.