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]

Key Content


  • 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