7. Wide QRS Complex Tachycardia

  1. William J. Brady MD, EMT-B, FACEP, FAAEM2,3,4,
  2. Korin B. Hudson MD, NREMT-P, FACEP5,6,
  3. Robin Naples MD, FACEP7,
  4. Amita Sudhir MD, FACEP8,
  5. Steven H. Mitchell MD, NREMT-P, FACEP9,
  6. Jeffrey D. Ferguson MD, NREMT-P, FACEP10,11,12 and
  7. Robert C. Reiser MD, FACEP8
  1. Michael Levy MD, FACEP, FACP and
  2. Francis X. Nolan Jr BS, MICP

Published Online: 28 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118473740.ch7

The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

How to Cite

Levy, M. and Nolan, F. X. (2012) Wide QRS Complex Tachycardia, in The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care (eds W. J. Brady, K. B. Hudson, R. Naples, A. Sudhir, S. H. Mitchell, J. D. Ferguson and R. C. Reiser), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118473740.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Resuscitation Committee, Charlottesville, USA

  2. 3

    Emergency Preparedness and Response, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  3. 4

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, USA

  4. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, USA

  5. 6

    Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, USA

  6. 7

    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

  7. 8

    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  8. 9

    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA

  9. 10

    Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  10. 11

    EastCare Critical Care Transport, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  11. 12

    Pitt County Emergency Services, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

Author Information

  1. Anchorage Fire Department, Anchorage, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185776

Online ISBN: 9781118473740

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Keywords:

  • wide QRS tachycardia;
  • SA node;
  • WCTs;
  • “Supraventricular” WCTs;
  • QRS complexes of VT;
  • capture/fusion beats;
  • VT with fusion beats;
  • VF and electrical chaos;
  • BBB;
  • aberrant conduction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ventricular tachycardia – monomorphic and polymorphic

  • Ventricular fibrillation

  • Supraventricular tachycardia with aberrant conduction