11. Arrhythmias: Tachycardia

  1. Fred Kusumoto MD and
  2. Pam Bernath RN, RN-C

Published Online: 23 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962168.ch11

ECG Interpretation for Everyone: An On-The-Spot Guide

ECG Interpretation for Everyone: An On-The-Spot Guide

How to Cite

Kusumoto, F. and Bernath, P. (2012) Arrhythmias: Tachycardia, in ECG Interpretation for Everyone: An On-The-Spot Guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962168.ch11

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655566

Online ISBN: 9781119962168

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Keywords:

  • arrhythmias, tachycardia;
  • ECG, diagnostic tool for rapid heart rate evaluation;
  • ECG, skill for quick evaluation;
  • rapid heart rates, abnormally rapid activity from atria;
  • anatomic classification, for tachycardia types;
  • ECG distinction, narrow complex and wide complex;
  • ventricular tachycardia, life-threatening;
  • narrow QRS, first form of “triage”, ruling out VT;
  • automaticity and reentry;
  • atrial tachycardia, due to a focal atrial tachycardia