PVC

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tville01
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198358
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PVC
Updated:
2013-02-06 08:21:11
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PVC med surg 36
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PVC med surg 36
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  1. Why are ventricular dysrhythmias more life threatening
    ventricles are the main "pump"
  2. What are the types of ventricular dysrhythmias
    • PVC
    • V-tach
    • V-fib
  3. What causes PVC
    • age
    • hypoxia
    • hypokalemia
    • hypomagnesemia
    • meidcation
    • stress
    • caffine
  4. How do we treat PVC
    • No underlying heart disease=no treat/eliminate cause(stress/caffine)
    • w/MI give O2/amidarone
    • w/hypokalemia give K+
    • more than 5000 PVC in 24 hrs=beta blockers
  5. After a PVC why is there a compensatory pause
    to allow SA node to get "P" wave normal again
  6. What are S/S of PVC
    • asymptomatic
    • palpitation
    • chest discomfort

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