Most basic dysrhythmia instruction concentrates on the fundamentals of cardiac rhythms and the criteria that make one dysrhythmia different from another. Over the past 2 decades, advances in treatment of acute coronary syndromes have made once-common dysrhythmias very rare. This article provides an overview of a few uncommon dysrhythmias (wide-QRS tachycardia, advanced atrioventricular block, sinoatrial exit block, and atrial fibrillation with complete heart block) that may be encountered when caring for patients with cardiac disorders.
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ECGs and Pacemakers| February 01 2021
Beyond the Basics: A Sampling of Puzzling Dysrhythmias
Terri Townsend, MA, RN, CCRN-CMC, CVRN-BC, CMSRN;
Terri Townsend is the staff educator for Cardiovascular and Outpatient Services, Community Heart and Vascular Physicians at Community Hospital Anderson, Anderson, Indiana.
Corresponding author: Terri Townsend, ma, rn, ccrn-cmc, cvrn-bc, cmsrn, Community Hospital Anderson, 1515 North Madison Ave, Anderson, IN 46011 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Crit Care Nurse (2021) 41 (1): 54–60.
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Terri Townsend, Ghaith Nahlawi; Beyond the Basics: A Sampling of Puzzling Dysrhythmias. Crit Care Nurse 1 February 2021; 41 (1): 54–60. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2021526
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