Tell It to My Heart: Essential Critical Care Management of Those Terrible Tachycardias!
This session explores the pathophysiology of atrial, junctional and ventricular tachycardias, as well as the physiological effects of tachycardias in critically ill patients. Best practice, up-to-date guidelines for stable and unstable patients with these extremely fast rhythms will be identified, including pharmacological, electrical therapy, and ablation. [60 or 75 minutes]
Review: Anatomy and Physiology of Cardiac Conduction
Tachyarrhythmia’s in Adult Critical Care: Why Worry?
Origins of Tachyarrhythmias: Abnormal automaticity, triggered automaticity, re-entrant mechanisms
Approach to the Patient with Tachyarrhythmia: Hemodynamic stability, origins, patient history, patient medication
Tachycardias for Review: Supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation/flutter, Wolff-Parkinson White syndrome, junctional tachycardia, wide complex tachycardia, Torsade de Pointe