ekg list | In this image the QT cycle for different heart conditions are shown ...

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Know the treatments for ventricular tachycardia (VT). --- Visit http://qdnurses.com/qdmemes for your daily dose of nursing education

Cardioversion vs Defibrillation #Cardioversion is a method to restore an abnormal heart rhythm back to normal. #Defibrillation is a medical technique used to counter the onset of ventricular fibrillation, (VF) a common cause of cardiac arrest, and pulseless ventricular tachycardia, which sometimes precedes ventricular fibrillation but can be just as dangerous on its own.

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A, Atrial fibrillation. B, Premature ventricular contractions. C, Complete (third-degree) heart block. D, Ventricular tachycardia. E, Ventricular fibrillation.

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Treatment algorithm for patients with VT, VF, PEA, or asystole. (PEA—pulseless electrical activity; VF—ventricular fibrillation; VT—ventricular tachycardia)

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